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Harlequins name matchday 23 to face DMP Durham Sharks

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Harlequins Women Head Coach Gerard Mullen has selected his matchday 23 to take on DMP Durham Sharks at The Stoop.

There are seven changes to the starting XV that defeated Sale Sharks last weekend. Club Captain Rachael Burford starts at inside centre with England international Lagi Tuima just outside her at 13.

Sheree Cooper and Davinia Catlin slot into the front row with Amy Cokayne and VIckii Cornborough named as Impact Players with the latter set to make her 50th appearance for Harlequins.

There is an all-new second row as Rosie Galligan and Alice Sheffield feature in the ever-dominant Quins pack. Amelia Harper starts at blindside flanker, whilst Izzy Mayhew moves from centre to wing.

Ahead of the clash, Mullen said: “We all know the next month or so is a massive period for us as a squad, after DMP this weekend we face two of the strongest sides in the league in Saracens and Wasps.

“I feel like Saturday is an opportunity to work on ourselves and trusting our own processes and being accurate in doing so.”

HARLEQUINS WOMEN STARTING XV

1. Sheree Cooper

2. Davinia Catlin

3. Shaunagh Brown

4. Rosie Galligan

5. Alice Sheffield

6. Amelia Harper

7. Emily Robinson

8. Sarah Beckett – Vice-Captain

9. Emma Swords

10. Emily Scott

11. Izzy Mayhew

12. Rachael Burford – Captain

13. Lagi Tuima

14. Freya Aucken

15. Ellie Kildunne

Game Changers

16. Amy Cokayne

17. Vickii Cornborough

18. Hannah Duffy

19. Tove Viksten

20. Lauren Brooks

21. Bethan Dainton

22. Lucy Packer

23. Jade Mullen

With thanks to Harlequins