Source: Harlequins

Harlequins side for Bristol at Shaftesbury Park

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Amy Turner has made just one change to the Starting XV who suffered a home defeat at the hands of Loughborough Lightning last week, as Quins travel to Shaftesbury Park to face fourth-place Bristol Bears.

Hannah Sims returns to Harlequins’ Starting XV at loosehead alongside Connie Powell and Bryony Cleall in the front-row.

Having recovered from an illness which forced Quins into making a late change last week, Sarah Bonar will start at blindside with Abbie Fleming on the openside. Fresh from her brace of tries at The Stoop last week, Shaunagh Brown completes the back-row at number eight.

Rachael Burford captains the side from 12 partnering Lagi Tuima in the midfield, with Freya Aucken, Beth Wilcock and Ellie Kildunne making up the back three.

Harlequins Head Coach Amy Turner said: “We were disappointed not to come away with the win against Loughborough last weekend, especially having built a strong lead in the first 20 minutes. I’m proud of how the group have returned to training this week, the energy has been great and we’re relishing another battle with Bears this weekend.

“Bristol have performed well so far this season, we know the threats they pose and have been clear with our messaging this week on how we need to start strong and sustain that performance for the full 80.”

Harlequins Starting XV
1. Hannah Sims
2. Connie Powell
3. Bryony Cleall
4. Danelle Lochner
5. Kaitlan Leaney
6. Ciara Cooney
7. Abbie Fleming
8. Shaunagh Brown
9. Lucy Packer
10. Emily Scott
11. Beth Wilcock
12. Rachael Burford ©
13. Lagi Tuima
14. Freya Aucken
15. Ellie Kildunne

Impact Players
16. Silvia Turani
17. Sheree Cooper
18. Babalwa Latsha
19. Lucy Heryet
20. Aseza Hele
21. Flo Robinson
22. Ella Cromack
23. Izzy Mayhew

With thanks to Harlequins