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Harlequins Women name team for Exeter Chiefs clash

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Harlequins Women Head Coach Gerard Mullen has named his matchday squad that will face Exeter Chiefs at The Twickenham Stoop on Saturday afternoon as Quins look to extend their winning run to three games.

There are three changes to the starting XV as Katy Mew makes her first appearance in the Famous Quarters of the season. She returns at number eight as the soleOK personnel change to a dominant forwards unit so far this season.

In the backline, Izzy Mayhew returns in the centres while scrum-half Lucy Packer starts her first game of the season on the wing, with the electric Heather Cowell travelling to Canada to represent GB 7s in the HSBC Canada 7s tournament and a number of injuries leaving wing spots vacant this weekend.

Head Coach Gerard Mullen is looking forward to the clash at The Stoop and wants his side to carry through the winning momentum.

Mullen said: “We have trained really well as a side all week as we lead up to what will be a tough game against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday at The Stoop. It’s great to have both Katy Mew and Lucy Packer available to start the game and ready to go. They are players who add different skills to our side and I’m excited to see them start their first game for Quins this season.

“We know that Exeter will be a tough test, they will be dogged all across the park and will try and match us physically throughout the whole 80 minutes so we need to be better defensively. We need to make sure we stick to our style of rugby and stay true to the Quins way.”

Harlequins Women starting XV

1 – Vickii Cornborough (45)
2 – Amy Cokayne (vice-captain) (27)
3 – Shaunagh Brown (61)
4 – Rosie Galligan (2)
5 – Fi Fletcher (70)
6 – Lauren Brooks (14)
7 – Emily Robinson (19)
8 – Katy Mew (14)
9 – Emma Swords (7)
10 – Ellie Green (52)
11 – Lucy Packer (41)
12 – Lagi Tuima (20)
13 – Izzy Mayhew (22)
14 – Ellie Kildunne (2)
15 – Emily Scott (captain) (51)

Impact Players

16 – Rosie Dobson (8)
17 – Sheree Cooper (4)
18 – Chloe Edwards (69)
19 – Alice Sheffield (17)
20 – Amelia Harper (1)
21 – Bethan Dainton (9)
22 – Ella Amory (9)
23 – Beth Blacklock (2)

Courtesy of Harlequins