Source: Ash Goodchild @sporting_ash21

Harlequins name squad to play for this season’s title

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Harlequins Women Head Coach Gerard Mullen has named his matchday squad which will travel to Kingsholm aiming to win this season’s Allianz Premier 15s title this Sunday.

There are two changes to the 23-player squad with Heather Cowell replacing the injured Jess Breach on the wing, with Chloe Rollie coming into the starting XV at fullback, as Emily Scott replaces Ellie Green as fly-half.

Mullen has kept faith in his dominant forward pack which includes an all-England International front row consisting of last week’s semi-final try scorer Vickii Cornborough, Amy Cokayne and Shaunagh Brown.

The Quins Head Coach understands the magnitude of Sunday’s encounter but has full faith in his team’s ability to return to South-West London with some silverware.

Mullen said “Anything can happen in a one-off game like Sunday’s final. I have no doubt it will be a tight game, but I believe in our preparation and as a squad we’ve done all we can to ensure that we can go that one step further this season and come home with some silverware.

“I’m sure the level of play and the physicality will be very high. I believe Saracens will want to play tough but knockout rugby is a bit different. It will probably come down to the finer margins so it will feel more like a test game rather than a standard league fixture.

“No doubt about it, it will be a great spectacle for everyone watching, whether at the ground, at home or watching around the world.”

Harlequins Women starting XV

1. Vickii Cornborough
2. Amy Cokayne
3. Shaunagh Brown
4. Abbie Ward
5. Fi Fletcher
6. Lauren Brooks
7. Katy Mew
8. Sarah Beckett
9. Leanne Riley
10. Emily Scott
11. Beth Wilcock
12. Rachael Burford – Captain
13. Lagi Tuima
14. Heather Cowell
15. Chloe Rollie

Game Changers
16. Rosie Dobson
17. Tove Viksten
18. Chloe Edwards
19. Alex Eddie
20. Emily Robinson
21. Lucy Packer
22. Ellie Green
23. Izzy Mayhew

Courtesy of Harlequins