This weekend, Wasps FC Ladies will travel to Darlington to face DMP Sharks in the first game of the decade. Round 10 saw the team suffer a loss to Gloucester Hartpury in a closely contested game and they went into the new year in 5th place. Having convincingly beaten DMP Sharks in their last encounter, Wasps FC Ladies are hoping for a repeat performance and start the new year on a high.
Giselle Mather has named a strong side to travel North for round 11. Starting in the forwards, we see a strong pack, lead by Sarah Mitchelson in the back row, accompanied by Harriet Millar-Mills and Claire Molloy. Nora Baltruweit returns to the starting line up alongside Alex Powell at 4 and 5. Muir, Rico and West make up our front row.
Captain Kate Alder will lead the backs from 12 with Rowland on her outside. Dow, Mason and Derk make up your back three with the decision makers of MacDonald and Edwards at 9 and 10. And be sure to see some fire in the finish with the likes of Liz Crake and Dalena Dennison on the bench.
The 1XV are set to kick off at the later time of 5.30pm and as always, keep up to date on our twitter feed @waspsladies. It is sure to be an exciting game for the first of the decade!
1XV Line up
1. Isabel Rico
2. Hannah West (Sponsored by Budgy Smugglers)
5. Nora Balruweit
6.Sarah Mitchelson- VC
9.Claudia MacDonald (Sponsored by Purple Ski)
10.Hannah Edwards (Sponsored by CH Rugby Sports Management)
12.Kate Alder (Sponsored by PSB Industries) – C
13.Gemma Rowland (sponsored by Aparito)
14.Katie Mason (Sponsored by Lions Academy)
15.Abby Dow (Sponsored by Scrum Bum)
Courtesy of Wasps