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Harlequins matchday squad to play Gloucester-Hartpury

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Harlequins Women Head Coach Gerard Mullen has named his matchday squad to visit Gloucester-Hartpury this Saturday.

Mullen makes four changes to the starting XV that was defeated by Exeter Chiefs a fortnight ago. Rosie Dobson makes her first start of the season while there are three changes to the backline as Ella Amory, Beth Blacklock and Heather Cowell all start.

With wing Heather Cowell returning from a successful stint with GB’s over in Canada, Red Roses star Ellie Kildunne returns to her favourable position of fullback as she makes the trip back to her old stomping ground.

Fellow England international Jess Breach also returns to the matchday squad after a long injury lay-off.

Speaking ahead of the game, Gerard Mullen wants his side to be clinical and get back to winning ways.

Mullen said: “It’s never an easy game when you play Gloucester-Hartpury especially away from home and after a loss. There’s no doubt that they will come out the blocks firing looking to score early points, so we have to be alert and at our best from minute one.

“We welcome back Sarah Bonar into the matchday squad after her success with Scotland over the weekend. Unfortunately, Jade (Konkel) won’t be available for Saturday’s game but I feel we have selected a strong side which is capable of bringing home the win.”

Harlequins Women starting XV

1 – Vickii Cornborough (vice-captain) (46)
2 – Rosie Dobson (9)
3 – Shaunagh Brown (62)
4 – Rosie Galligan (3)
5 – Fi Fletcher (71)
6 – Lauren Brooks (15)
7 – Emily Robinson (20)
8 – Katy Mew (15)
9 – Emma Swords (8)
10 – Emily Scott (captain) (52)
11 – Ella Amory (10)
12 – Beth Blacklock (3)
13 – Lagi Tuima (21)
14 – Heather Cowell (51)
15 – Ellie Kildunne (3)

Impact Players

16 – Amy Cokayne (28)
17 – Tove Viksten (50)
18 – Chloe Edwards (70)
19 – Sarah Bonar (0)
20 – Amelia Harper (2)
21 – Izzy Mayhew (23)
22 – Ellie Green (53)
23 – Jess Breach (45)

Courtesy of Harlequins