Richmond Women Name Squad To Face Worcester


Richmond Women have named a strong 22-player squad to face Worcester Warriors Women in their first home fixture of the 2019/20 Tyrrells Premier 15s season (KO 5pm).

On an exciting afternoon at the Athletic Ground, with Richmond Men also in action against Rams from 3pm, Head Coach Mike Panoho has made nine changes to his squad following the 46-0 defeat against Saracens last Sunday.

The starting changes include powerful lock Hallie Taufoou replacing Sian Hobday in the number 5 shirt, Libby Povey moving to flanker in the absence of Sadia Kabeya and Jessica Wooden replacing Louise Burgess at fullback.

While in a major boost to Richmond’s confidence, captain Hannah Field has been selected to make her first appearance of the season at number eight.

Head Coach Mike Panoho said: “We are extremely excited to play our first home match of the season and very confident in the 22 players we have selected. Last week, despite the score-line, we were pleased with a number of improvements across our game. Our defence was far stronger and our intensity around the ball was much higher. We know Worcester are going to give us another huge challenge, but I am looking forward to seeing how our players respond.”

Richmond Women continue their 2019/20 Tyrrells Premier 15s season at the Richmond Athletic Ground tomorrow afternoon (Kick-off 5pm). CLICK HERE to buy your match tickets or purchase at the gate.

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Richmond Women First XV vs Worcester Warriors Women (KO 5pm)

  1. Alex Zdunek
    2. Pat Metcalfe-Jones
    3. Stefania Evans
    4. Rowena Burnfield
    5. Hallie Taufoou
    6. Grace Moore
    7. Libby Povey
    8. Hannah Field (C)
    9. Freya Aucken
    10. Vicki Jackson
    11. Emelie Hellgren
    12. Georgia Gray (VC)
    13. Ellie Boatman
    14. Maia Daw
    15. Jessica Wooden


  1. Hannah Luff
    17. Lindsey Mayo
    18. Sian Hobday
    19. Charlie Willett
    20. Tess Braunerova
    21. Louise Burgess
    22. Abi Chamberlain


Richmond Women Second XV vs Worcester Warriors Women (KO 3:00pm)

  1. Jazmine Wones
    2. Clare Wolfendale
    3. Kelsi Butler
    4. Sian Kersse
    5. Fay Sandford
    6. Rebecca Lawn (VC)
    7. Isabel Cowan
    8. Rosie Dobson
    9. Polly Roberts
    10. Bryony Pomfret
    11. Alice Hagan
    12. Sam Wharton
    13. Rebecca Ball (C)
    14. Catherine Walker
    15. Courtney Treco


  1. Sophie Barnett
    17. Bryony Coombs
    18. Jessica Newland
    19. Siobhan Longdon-Hughes
    20. Kirsty Lee-Griffiths
    21. Victoria Britland
    22. Elle Carlisle