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Harlequins Women squads announced for historic London rivalry

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Harlequins Women has confirmed the first team and development squads to take on Saracens on Saturday 14 December (Kick Off 15:00), in what is set to be one of the games of the season.

Harlequins sit top of the Tyrrells Premier 15s table with eight bonus point victories from eight matches, with fierce London rivals Saracens Women one point behind, in second place.

Gill Bourke starts at 1 with fellow prop Shaunagh Brown at 3, whilst Amy Cokayne retains the hooker shirt.

Emily Scott again captains the side from fly half in a side which sees Rachael Burford one of two changes to the backs from last week’s win against Wasps, starting at 12, while Lucy Packer is given the nod at scrum half.

Harlequins Women Co-Head Coach Gary Street said: “This is by far the biggest game of the season so far for us, and we have approached the week accordingly to make sure we are as prepared as possible to put in the performance we know we are capable of.

“Saracens have proven they are still one of the strongest sides in the game so will provide no doubt the biggest challenge so far this season. It’s important we are ready for the strong attacking game they will bring, but we will have an advantage of playing in front of a passionate crowd at The Stoop.”

Harlequins Women starting XV
1 Gill Bourke
2 Amy Cokayne
3 Shaunagh Brown
4 Fiona Fletcher (VC)
5 Sarah Beckett
6 Anna Caplice
7 Giada Franco
8 Jade Konkel
9 Lucy Packer
10 Emily Scott (C)
11 Jess Breach
12 Rachael Burford
13 Khadidja Camara
14 Heather Cowell
15 Chloe Rollie
Game Changers
16 Davinia Catlin
17 Chloe Edwards
18 Tove Viksten
19 Alice Sheffield
20 Emily Robinson
21 Ellie Green
22 Lydia Hartridge

Harlequins Women have also announced the developmental side that will take on Saracens Women’s development side at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday (Kick off 12:00).

Harlequins Women Development XV
1 Sheree Cooper
2 Lauren Brooks
3 Amy Montague
4 Courtney Dobson
5 Becky Piddlesden
6 Beth Dainton
7 Kiri Lose
8 Kate Jenkins
9 Bobbie Haywood
10 Victoria Petersson
11 Sammy King
12 Leonie Holstein
13 Charlie Wellbelove
14 Laura Venclova
15 Tasha Bradshaw
Game Changers
16 Megan Brodie
17 Destiny Jordan Field
18 Ella Amory
19 Megan Brown
20 Grace Crompton

Tickets for Harlequins Women’s top of the table clash against Saracens Women are still available. For more information, visit

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