Richmond Women Name Squad To Face Gloucester-Hartpury


Richmond Women have named a strong squad for tomorrow’s Tyrrells Premier 15s fixture against Gloucester-Hartpury Women at the Athletic Ground (KO 3pm).

Following last Saturday’s 24-17 defeat to Worcester, the forward pack features three changes with Hannah Duff replacing Stefania Evans at tight-head prop, Hallie Taufoou switching back to lock in place of Fiona McIntosh, and Oxana Bunici starting at number 8.

In the backs, Polly Roberts continues at scrum-half, alongside sharpshooter Jess Wooden who moves from fullback to fly-half. On the wings Lindsey Mayo and Sophie Pascall, both try-scorers against Worcester last week, will resume their strong partnership and will be joined by Kasia Paszczyk at fullback. The centre combination includes the ever reliable Abi Chamberlain at 12 and Vicki Jackson at 13.

The replacements bench features a strong set of impact fowards including Stefania Evans, Sophia McGauley-Cave, Fiona McIntosh and Rebecca Ball, while scrum-half Tess Braunerova and centre Georgia Gray have been rewarded with a return to the first-team.

Richmond Women’s Head Coach Mike Panoho said: “This week we have come together strongly as a squad, analysed what went wrong against Worcester and worked exceptionally hard in training. We understand there are a number of areas of our game which continue to let us down and that has been our focus this week. We have selected an exciting squad which we believe will give us the best chance of winning.”

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Richmond Women First XV vs Gloucester-Hartpury Women (KO 3:00pm) 

1. Laura Kapo
2. Pat Metcalfe-Jones
3. Hannah Duffy
4. Hallie Taufoou
5. Rowena Burnfield (C)
6. Libby Povey
7. Sadia Kabeya
8. Oxana Bunici

9. Polly Roberts
10. Jessica Wooden
11. Lindsey Mayo
12. Abi Chamberlain
13. Vicki Jackson
14. Sophie Pascall
15. Kasia Paszczyk

16. Stefania Evans
17. Sophia McGauley-Cave
18. Fiona McIntosh
19. Rebecca Ball
20. Tess Braunerova
21. Louise Burgess
22. Georgia Gray


Richmond Women Second XV vs Gloucester-Hartpury Women Second XV (KO 1:30pm)

1. Rebecca Schorah
2. Clare Wolfendale
3. Emma Ljungblom
4. Sian Hobday
5. Fay Sandford
6. Rebecca Lawn
7. Zoe Barber
8. Catherine Walker

9. Freya Aucken
10. Alicia McComish
11. Kirsty Lee-Griffiths
12. Samantha Wharton
13. Abbie Bailey
14. Maia Daw
15. Courtney Treco

16. Sophie Barnett
17. Gaby Spencer
18. Jess Newland
19. Isabel Cowan
20. Lizze Musa
21. Alice Considine
22. Emily Stone