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Harlequins Women name final team before international break

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The Harlequins Women side to take on DMP Sharks at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday 18 January (Kick Off 12:00) has been named.

Karen Findlay and Gary Street’s final squad before the Women’s Six Nations sees only a handful of changes in the side led by Club Captain Rachael Burford.

England internationals Shaunagh Brown, Sarah Beckett, Leanne Riley, Jess Breach and Emily Scott all start alongside Italian back rower Giada Franco.

Harlequins Women Co-Head Coach Gary Street said: “Focus is on this weekend’s match against DMP Sharks as we aim to head into the international break still at the top of the Tyrrells Premier 15s table.

“We weren’t at our best against Gloucester-Hartpury last weekend and have worked hard this week to improve our game to ensure we don’t find ourselves behind at the break again. With a few players unavailable, this is a great opportunity for others, and I know they will step up to the task and are capable of delivering the result we need.”

Harlequins Women starting XV
1 Vickii Cornborough (VC)
2 Amy Cokayne
3 Shaunagh Brown
4 Alice Sheffield
5 Debs McCormack
6 Giada Franco
7 Emily Robinson
8 Sarah Beckett
9 Leanne Riley
10 Ellie Green
11 Jess Breach
12 Rachael Burford (C)
13 Khadidja Camara
14 Heather Cowell
15 Emily Scott

Game Changers:
16 Tove Viksten
17 Chloe Edwards
18 Davinia Catlin
19 Kate Jenkins
20 Emma Swords
21 Laura Dowsett
22 Lydia Hartridge

Harlequins Women’s development side will also play against DMP Sharks’ development team at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday.

Harlequins Women Development XV
1 Megan Brodie
2 Sheree Cooper
3 Amy Montague
4 Becky Piddlesden
5 Katy Mew
6 Kiri Lose
7 Bethan Dainton
8 Kate Jenkins
9 Lucy Packer
10 Victoria Petersson
11 Sam King
12 Laura Dowsett
13 Izzy Mayhew
14 Megan Brown
15 Bobbie Haywood

Game Changers:
16 Jen Eyre
17 Destiny Jordan Field
18 Bev Gilbert
19 Chloe Stopard Baker
20 Ella Amory
21 Hannah Owen
22 Emi Sutton

Courtesy of Harlequins