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Chloe Rollie returns to Lightning starting line-up

Scotland international Chloe Rollie returns to the Loughborough Lightning starting line-up for this weekend’s Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby trip to face Harlequins. The 28-year-old missed out on the trip to Gloucester-Hartpury due to injury but will feature at fullback in Saturday’s encounter at Twickenham Stoop (kick-off: 2pm). Rollie takes the place of fellow Scot Helen

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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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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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Rowland, Mataitoga and Kabeya return for Lightning

Head coach Nathan Smith makes five changes to his Loughborough Lightning starting line-up this weekend, with an all-star trio of Helena Rowland, Bulou Mataitoga and Sadia Kabeya returning to action and a home debut in store for Kathryn Treder. Lightning face off against Bristol Bears on Saturday (kick-off: 2pm) in their first league clash on

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Cath O’Donnell brings up Lightning half-century

Catherine O’Donnell will make her 50th appearance for Loughborough Lightning this weekend, as Nathan Smith’s side make the short journey to Leicester Tigers for the first-ever Derby match between the two clubs. Smith makes just two changes to his starting line-up for the Premiership Women’s Rugby clash, with Carmela Morrall and Maja Meuller coming into

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Lightning name squad for PWR opener against Saracens

Loughborough Lightning welcome back nine internationals into their matchday squad for the trip to face Saracens in Round 1 of Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby on Saturday 18 November (kick-off: 2.30pm). Rachel Malcolm – who last month led Scotland to the WXV 2 title in South Africa – captains Lightning from openside flanker at StoneX Stadium,

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Abby Diguid re-joins Lightning – Kacirkova signs after trial

Abby Duguid has returned to Loughborough Lightning, with the Club securing the signature of the lock on a new contract ahead of the 2023/24 season. The 25-year-old Canadian international moves back to Lightning after spending a year back in her homeland playing for Nor’Westers Athletic Association. Duguid originally joined Loughborough back in 2020, making 25

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Lightning sign two internationals to their squad

Loughborough Lightning have added two internationals to their squad ahead of the Premiership Women’s Rugby 2023/24 season. Kathryn Treder and Hallie Taufoou will be wearing Africa Violet shirts when they return from international duty with USA Women’s Eagles in the inaugural WXV2 tournament this autumn. Before flying out to South Africa, hooker Treder and second

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