Source: Ash Goodchild @sporting_ash21

The swarm takes on a storm as Lightning come to town

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It seems only yesterday that the season started- yet round 5 is already upon us and it’s going to be a big one! After last week’s win against Bristol, tomorrow the team welcomes Loughborough Lightning to Twyford avenue, who finished 3rd in the 2018/19 season one spot above Wasps Ladies.

“This week is an opportunity to show what the Wasps mentality is all about. We gave a strong performance last week but we are always looking to improve and get stronger week on week and Loughborough are the perfect opponents to demonstrate this”

Captain, Kate Alder

Last week saw the return of Claudia MacDonald who, after her fiery performance in the second half, will pull on the starting jersey at nine alongside Hannah Edwards at 10 and Captain Kate Alder at 12. In the pack, the team welcomes some new 1XV players for the 2019/20 season- Kasey Allen will start at 5 and England U20s representative Maud Muir will join West and Evans in the front row. With fresh faces bringing fire to the starting line up, a wealth of experience on the bench in the way of Claire Cripps, Lizzie Goulden and Emily Maisey will ensure a strong finish from the team.

We hope to see you down at Twyford Avenue for a 2pm Kick off. For those that fancy the comfort of your sofa, the game will be streamed live through England Rugby.

Match Day Squad

1. Hannah West (Sponsored by Budgy Smugglers)
2. Maud Muir
3.Mica Evans
4.Alex Powell
5. Kasey Allen
6.Nicola Smith
7.Claire Molly
8.Liz Crake(Sponsored by Lee Blissett Wealth Management)
9.Claudia MacDonald (Sponsored by Purple Ski)
10.Hannah Edwards (Sponsored by CH Rugby Sports Management)
11.Tova Derk
12.Kate Alder (Sponsored by PSB Industries)
13.Gemma Rowland (sponsored by Aparito)
14.Katie Mason (Sponsored by Lions Academy)
15.Abby Dow
16.Claire Cripps
17.Louise Dodd
18.Kendall Templeman
19.Emily Maisey (Sponsored by Rogers Stark Harbour + Partners)
20.Lucy Nye
21.Lizzie Goulden
22.Makeda Lewis

Courtesy of Wasps