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Celtic Challenge – Round Four

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Weekend 2 January Fixtures:
Celtic Challenge – Round Four

Saturday 27, Glasgow Warriors v Clovers, Scotstoun, KO 14.00
Saturday 27, Wolfhounds v Brython Thunder, KO 19.30
Sunday 28, Gwalia Lightning v Edinburgh Rugby, Cardiff Arms Park, KO 13.30

– all games free to view on rugbypass.tv

After a week’s break, teams can welcome new faces to their squads, not least Lisa Thomson,
released to play by GB Sevens, and a handful of PWR players, like Edel McMahon, Grace Moore
and Beth Blacklock.

Thomson will appear for Edinburgh at the Arms Park, their second consecutive visit to Wales. They
won at Llanelli last time out.

Strangely, Clovers play away for the first time, but against Warriors who have yet to register
a win.

Coaches have again made extensive changes; the competition is as much about discovery and
expansion as about results. It’s pleasing that no one nation commands the scene, but Thunder and
Warriors will be anxious to get off the mark. Competition for the play-offs is bubbling up, and for
many the extra hope is for a place in their Six Nations squad.

The current positions

Wolfhounds 14 points
Gwalia L 10
Edinburgh R 10
Clovers 9
Brytnon T 1
Glasgow W 0

Teams:

Glasgow Warriors: C McDonald; S Phimister, L MacRae, B Blacklock, P Snailham; C Ainsworth,
M McDonald; A Tucker, N Simpson, E Fleming, E Thomson, E Turner (co-captain), H Bogan, I
Hannay, L Winter.
Bench: K Craig, D Swann, C Brown, E Williamson, M Hyland, R Clarke (co-captain), G Chicot, R Fraser

Clovers: 15. Méabh Deely, 14. Clare Gorman, 13. Aoife Corey, 12. Kayla Waldron, 11. Alana McInerney, 10. Kate Flannery, 9. Abbie Salter-Townshend, 1. Niamh O’Dowd, 2. Beth Buttimer, 3. Sadhbh McGrath, 4. Faith Oviawe, 5. Dorothy Wall (captain), 6. Jane Clohessy, 7. Edel McMahon, 8. Ivana Kiripati
Bench: 16. Lily Brady, 17. Róisín Ormond, 18. Grainne Burke, 19. Brianna Heylmann, 20. Shannon Touhey, 21. Ailsa Hughes, 22. Michelle O’Driscoll, 23. Chisom Ugwuere

Wolfhounds: 15. Ava Ryder, 14. Katie Corrigan, 13. Leah Tarpey, 12. Aoife Dalton, 11. Niamh Marley, 10. Nikki Caughey, 9. Erin McConnell, 1. Aoife Moore, 2. Sarah Delaney, 3. Sophie Barrett, 4. Eimear Corri, 5. Hannah O’Connor, 6. Grace Moore, 7. Molly Boyne (captain), 8. Brittany Hogan
Bench: 16. Meabh Clenaghan, 17. Megan Collis, 18. Christy Haney, 19. Claire Boles, 20. Ellen Boylan, 21. Jade Gaffney, 22. Abby Moyles, 23. Kelly McCormill

Brython Thunder: 15 Lowri Williams, 14 Eleanor Hing, 13 Ellie Tromans, 12 Meg Webb, 11 Amy Williams, 10 Niamh Terry, 9 Seren Singleton; 1 Chloe Thomas-Bradley, 2 Rosie Carr, 3 Cadi Lois Davies, 4 Natalia John, 5 Shona Wakley, 6 Finley Jones, 7 Alex Callender (captain), 8 Sioned Harries.
Bench: 16 Amy Morgan, 17 Madi Johns, 18 Katie Carr, 19 Charlie Mundy, 20 Katie Mackay, 21 Katie Bevans, 22 Mollie Wilkinson, 23 Sian Davies

Gwalia Lightning:
 15 Rhodd Parry, 14 Caitlin Lewis, 13 Jenna De Vera, 12 Rebecca De Filippo, 11 Kate Davies, 10 Robyn Wilkins, 9 Sian Jones; 1 Abbey Constable, 2 Molly Reardon, 3 Jenni Scoble, 4 Paige Jones, Bryonie King (captain), 5 Maisie Davies, 6 Lucy Issac, 7 Tess Evans
Bench: 16 Sophie Waugh, 17 Danyelle Dinapoli, 18 Lowri Williams, 19 Erin Jones, 20 Sydney Mead, 21 Kierra Deeks, 22 Rachel Thomas Evans, 23 Katie Thicker

Edinburgh Rugby: 15 N Marlowe; 14 N Flynn, 13 E Orr, 12 L Thomson, 11 C Bell; 10 S Denholm (captain), 9 C Mattinson; 1 P Fletcher, 2 M Whitehouse, 3 M Poolman, 4 A Ferrie, 5 N Logan, 6 M Gunderson, 7 A Stewart, 8 F Walker.
Bench: 16 A Ronald, 17 P Muzambe, 18 K Lindsay, 19 S Murphy, 20 G Bell, 21 L Brebner-Holden, 22 B McNamara, 23 H Walker

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