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Quins v Gloucester-Hartpury – Big Match

Just a pity that on the biggest day for the PWR (attendance-wise) the Quins side was a distance below its standards of previous seasons. Gloucester-Hartpury can now stand alongside Saracens for all-round squad strength. On parade today: eleven Red Roses, the Welsh captain and four others, two Irish internationals, two Spanish internationals (full teams below).

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Quins v Gloucester-Hartpury

Preview Big Match Twickenham Stadium The game completes Round Six. We’re exactly a third of the way through the regular season. Amy Turner has made five changes to the side that lost to Chiefs three weeks ago. There are welcome returns from injury for Connie Powell and Lucy Packer. Sean Lynn makes three changes to

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Harlequins Name Women’s Big Game Squad

Harlequins Women have named their side to face Gloucester-Hartpury at Twickenham Stadium in Big Game 15. Head Coach Amy Turner makes five changes to the side that fell short to Exeter Chiefs three weeks ago at The Stoop, as Quins look to rebuild momentum going into the new year. In the front-row, Red Roses hooker

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PWR – Round Six

Two Saturday Matches Fixtures Saracens v Bristol Bears on Saturday 23 December, at 12.30pm Loughborough Lightning v Exeter Chiefs 2pm Saracens v Bristol Bears The scoring sequence: Sophie De Goede makes a magnificent break down the short side, swings a pass inside to Ella Wyrwas who just manages to tip up a pass to Jess

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Lightning make one change for Exeter Chiefs as Rowland returns

Loughborough Lighting have made just one change to their starting line-up as they take on Exeter Chiefs this weekend at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens. England international Helena Rowland returns at outside centre for Saturday’s Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby Round 6 encounter (kick-off: 2pm), but otherwise head coach Nathan Smith has stuck with the run-out

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PWR – Round Six Preview

Fixtures Friday 22 December Trailfinders Women v Sale Sharks, KO 18.30 Saturday 23 December Saracens v Bristol Bears, KO 12.30 Loughborough Lightning v Exeter Chiefs, KO 14.00 Leicester Tigers bye Nearly the last run-out before the turn of the year. It leaves Harlequins to play Gloucester-Hartpury in a one-off on 30 December. (KO 14.30) Yet

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PWR Round 5 – Preview

16 December Fixtures Bristol v Trailfinders Women, KO 13.00 Sale Sharks v Loughborough Lightning, KO 15.00 Leicester Tigers v Saracens, KO 15.00 Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester-Hartpury, KO 16.00 Harlequins bye Bristol v Trailfinders Women After their stirring first win last week TF will be keen to show this wasn’t a one-off. Giselle Mather has made

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Westcombe-Evans and Nelson return for Lightning

Head coach Nathan Smith has made four personnel changes to Loughborough Lightning’s starting line-up to face Sale Sharks this weekend. The Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby Round 5 clash at Heywood Road kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 16 December as Lightning bid to bounce back from a home loss to Bristol Bears last time out.

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Lightning sign England Under-20s prop Catherine Wells

Loughborough Lightning have bolstered their front row options with the signing of England Under-20s international Catherine Wells. Wells progressed through Worcester Warriors’ Centre of Excellence Programme while representing Barkers’ Butts after starting her rugby journey for fellow Coventry-based club, Old Coventrians. The abrasive ball carrier also played county rugby for Warwickshire before signing senior terms

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