Trailfinders Women’s lineup for Quins at home

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Trailfinders Women announce their first lineup in the brand new Allianz PWR for The Takeoff, against Harlequins at TFSC.

The first meeting between the two sides was a nail-biting 31-21 victory for Quins in the Allianz Cup.

There are eight full debuts in the 23-player squad for Saturday’s game.

The first ever front row to take the pitch in the league features Cristina Blanco making her debut, alongside Liz Crake and Andrea Stock.

Tyson Beukenboom Captains the side on her debut, alongside Rowena Burnfield at lock.

Kate Zackary gets her first run out in Green and White, in the back row with Megan Barwick and Shannon Ikahihifo.

Ella Amory starts at scrum half, with Ellie Green pulling the strings at Fly-half.

The centre partnership is Julia Schell and Jessica Cooksey, with an all new back three of Liz Musgrove, Vicky Laflin, and World Player of the Year Nominee Abby Dow.

On the bench, Lindelwa Gwala, Sara Seye and Amelia Buckland-Hurry are all in line for their Trailfinders debuts.

Director of Rugby Giselle Mather said: “Trailfinders Women’s first PWR line up is a genuine blend of experienced international talent and very exciting youngsters who all want to make a powerful and impactful statement on the field as the new team on the block.

“We can’t wait to welcome Trailfinders new supporters to Vallis Way on Saturday and hope they really enjoy what we predict will be a highly entertaining and engaging game of rugby!”

Trailfinders Women lineup for Harlequins:

15 Abby Dow

14 Vicky Laflin

13 Jess Cooksey

12 Julia Schell

11 Liz Musgrove

10 Ellie Green

9 Ella Amory

1 Liz Crake

2 Cristina Blanco

3 Andrea Stock

4 Tyson Beukeboom

5 Rowena Burnfield

6 Shannon Ikahihifo

7 Megan Barwick

8 Kate Zackary

16 Lindelwa Gwala

17 Kie Tamai

18 Sara Seye

19 Amelia Buckland-Hurry

20 Annabel Meta

21 Fiona Cooper

22 Sophie Molton

23 Rosie Inman

With thanks to Ealing Trailfinders and PWR