Source: Ash Goodchild @sporting_ash2

Mullen names Quins side to face Bristol Bears

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Head Coach Gerard Mullen has named his side to face Bristol Bears Women as Quins look to maintain their place at the top of the Allianz Premier 15s table.

Looking to extend their run of six consecutive bonus-point wins, Mullen has named a strong side to take on Bristol Bears Women who make the trip to The Stoop this Saturday.

Red Roses second-row Abbie Ward returns to the side, with USA international Kristine Sommer retaining her place in the starting XV as she moves into the back row in place of a rested Sarah Beckett.

A rotated back-line sees a halfback pairing of Lucy Packer and Ellie Green, with winger Heather Cowell, returning from injury, named amongst the Game Changers.

Ahead of the game, Mullen said: “Bristol will be a feisty side, and have got threats all over the pitch, but the focus has been largely on ourselves this week.

“We’re looking to be a lot more clinical, and really take our chances in the final third against a dogged and determined Bristol side.”

Harlequins Women starting  XV

1. Vickii Cornborough
2. Amy Cokayne
3. Shaunagh Brown
4. Abbie Ward
5. Fi Fletcher
6. Kristine Sommer
7. Emily Robinson
8. Jade Konkel
9. Lucy Packer
10. Ellie Green
11. Jess Breach
12. Rachael Burford (captain)
13. Lagi Tuima
14. Beth Wilcock
15. Chloe Rollie

Game Changers
16. Rosie Dobson
17. Tove Viksten
18. Chloe Edwards
19. Alex Eddie
20. Lauren Brooks
21. Izzy Mayhew
22. Ella Amory
23. Heather Cowell

Fans can watch the game live across Harlequins Women’s social media via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.