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Maxwell returns for Lightning’s Allianz Cup clash with Sale Sharks

Jenny Maxwell will play her first Loughborough Lightning match in more than two years this weekend in the Allianz Cup fifth-place play-off away at Sale Sharks. The Scotland scrum-half last wore an African Violet shirt 25 months ago, before suffering a major knee injury on international duty. Maxwell, aged 31, made her competitive playing return

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Captain Rachel Malcolm extends contract with Lightning

Loughborough Lightning have locked in long-serving captain Rachel Malcolm on an extended contract. The tough-tackling flanker skippered Lightning in their very first game against Worcester Valkyries back in September 2017, and has gone on to make 57 appearances scoring 12 tries along the way. Malcolm has been ever-present in Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby this season

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Scotland prop Christine Belisle re-signs with Lightning

Scotland international Christine Belisle has committed her future to Loughborough Lightning for two more seasons. The tighthead prop is currently away on international duty and earned her 32nd cap in the second round of the Women’s Six Nations when Scotland were narrowly beaten by France. The Canada-born forward joined Lightning in 2021, making her debut

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Lightning sign Red Roses prop Laura Keates

Loughborough Lightning have bolstered their front row options by completing the signing of Red Roses international Laura Keates. The 62-times capped England forward has been training with Lightning in recent weeks and has now put pen to paper on a deal for the remainder of the 2023/24 Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby season. Keates made her

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Saracens v Tigers

And Lightning and Sharks in Brief The game started promisingly for Sharks; Claire Gallagher made a fine break, but with support on each shoulder she failed to offer a pass – why, oh why? Tigers were to create plenty more chances, but only a few reached the line. Now Zoe Harrison produced the first of

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Lightning make two changes for Sharks clash

Loughborough Lightning have made two changes to their starting line-up for this weekend’s match with Sale Sharks at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens. Lucy Weaver will make her first Lightning appearance in nearly a year at scrum-half on Sunday (kick-off: 3pm) and Canada international Abby Duguid makes her third Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby start of

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Scarratt returns for Lightning against Bristol Bears

Emily Scarratt makes her eagerly-anticipated return for Loughborough Lightning after 13 months out injured on Friday night against Bristol Bears (kick-off: 7.45pm). The Red Roses star has been selected at inside centre for the Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby showdown at Ashton Gate, as she makes her first appearance in an African Violet shirt since January

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