Source: Wasps

Wasps FC Ladies back in action at Twyford Avenue

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We’re back! It’s been a long break over the International period, but the swarm returns to the hive this weekend to face London rivals and reigning champions, Saracens.

Saracens pose a different threat to the team in comparison to previous opponents, Firwood Waterloo, who suffered a 62 point loss to Wasps FC Ladies in Round 6. But with 4 weeks of preparation under their belt, Wasps could not be more ready!

So what do the teams look like?

In the 1XV Moloney and Dennison return from injury to join a strong forward pack with the experience of Cripps in the front row and internationals Molloy and McMahon at the back.

Returning from her stint on the wing against Ireland, MacDonald will join Derk on the wing with Dow playing full back. . Top point scorer Lizzie Goulden will start at 10 with Lucy Nyeon her inside at nine.

But the strength does not stop there with the likes of Mitchelson, Rico and Edwards promising a strong finish to the game. Young player Sofia Rolfi also makes her debut for the 1XV in the 22. Jersey.

The 2XV will take to the field for a 13.30pm kick off and boast a strong side to face Saracens. Isobel Fisher will captain the side from the pack joined by experienced players Smith, Allen and Afilaka. Aoife Tully also joins us from Loughborough RFC to start at prop.

Dombrowski will lead the backs from inside centre joined by Ahis, Dixon, Exley and Lewis. We welcome back half back, Sammy Wong, who returns to us from New Zealand to play nine alongside Graham at ten.

1XV Match Day Squad

  1. Claire Cripps

  2. Cliodhna Maloney

  3. Hannah West

  4. Dalena Dennison

  5. Nora Baltruweit

  6. Edel McMahon

  7. Claire Malloy

  8. ELizabeth Crake

  9. Lucy Nye

  10. Elizabeth Goulden

  11. Tova Derk

  12. Kate Alder ©

  13. Gemma Rowland

  14. Claudia MacDonald

  15. Abby Dow

  16. Isabel Rico

  17. Maud Muir

  18. Alex Powell

  19. Sarah Mitchelson

  20. Flow Williams

  21. Hannah Edwards

  22. Sofia Rolfi

2XV Match Day Squad

  1. Aoife Tully

  2. Helena Ironton

  3. Kany Afilaka

  4. Kasey Allen

  5. Esteria Hiwaizi

  6. Isobel Fisher (c)

  7. Kenny Templeman

  8. Nic Smith

  9. Sammy Wong

  10. Sammy Graham

  11. Makeda Lewis

  12. Jo Dombrowski

  13. Kirsy Exley

  14. Rose Dixon

  15. Maria Ahis

  16. Michaela Turner- Wallace

  17. Maud Muir

  18. Christiana Balogan

  19. Sara Seye

  20. Tiana Gordon

  21. Michaela Dorrian

  22. Alex Clay

Courtesy of Wasps