Source: David Howlett

Did somebody say Road Trip?

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Last week’s Shark attack saw Wasps come out on top with an impressive 50 point win against Sale Sharks. The question is, can they make it two from two?

This weekend Wasps make the journey north to face DMP Durham Sharks in their rescheduled fixture from earlier in the year.

With the Women’s Six Nations getting underway this weekend and many players away on international duty- this week’s team sees some exciting changes.

In the forwards Caux will make her starting debut at flanker alongside Monaghan at four and Stock at three who join her from the bench in the starting pack. After an impressive performance last week, Balogun will start again in the second row. A final change in the front row sees Burnfield move from second row to eight.

In the backs Edwards will start at 10 with Nye inside her at nine. Mitchelson makes her return to the cent.res from the forwards to start at 12 alongside Adler who moves out to 13. Matthews receives her first cap for Wasps on the wing alongside Boatman and Mason will start at fullback.

Evans returns to the squad as a replacement front row alongside Ironton, Ransley and Adefemiwa-Afilaka. Wong adds the finishing touches to the squad as a supersub.

The match will be played behind closed doors with strictly no public admittance to this week’s shark infested waters under Covid regulations. To keep up with the action follow the game live on twitter.

Team Line Up

  1. Elizabeth Crake
  2. Hannah West (Sponsored by Budgey Smugglers)
  3. Andrea Stock (Sponsored by Carraigbuí Engineering Ltd)
  4. Sam Monaghan
  5. Cristiana Balogun
  6. Helene Caux
  7. Sadia Kabeya (Sponsored by Aparito)
  8. Rowena Burfield
  9. Lucy Nye
  10. Hannah Edwards
  11. Ellie Boatman
  12. Sarah Mitchelson
  13. Kate Alder (Sponsored by Cogent Financial)
  14. Gemma Matthews
  15. Katie Mason
  16. Helena Ironton
  17. Mica Evans
  18. Morgan Ransley
  19. Kanyinsola Adefemiwa Afilaka
  20. Sammy Wong

Courtesy of Wasps