Richmond Women Name Squad To Face Saracens Women


Richmond Women have named an exciting squad for tomorrow’s rearranged Tyrrells Premier 15s fixture against Saracens Women at the Athletic Ground (KO 2:30pm).

The match, which was originally scheduled for Saturday 21st December, will see a young Richmond squad go head to head with a Saracens side who sit second on the table, undefeated with 11 wins from 11 matches.

The Richmond forward pack features a strong mix of experienced players and exciting talent. Skipper Rowena Burnfield, props Laura Kapo and Hannah Luff, flanker Rebecca Ball and number 8 Libby Povey will feature alongside England Talent Development Group representatives Rosie Dobson (hooker), Fiona McIntosh (lock) and Sadia Kabeya (flanker).  

In the backs, England TDG U18s player Freya Aucken will start at scrum-half and form a strong partnership with the vastly experienced Abi Chamberlain. The centre combination features another exciting talent in Samantha Wharton alongside vice-captain Georgia Gray. On the wings there’s further opportunity for speedster Maia Daw, while Kirsty-Lee Griffiths has been rewarded for her impressive form in the Development League. The ever reliable Louise Burgess will wear the 15 shirt and will look to make a strong impact at fullback.

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Tickets are just £5 and can be purchased here or at the gate.

Richmond Women First XV vs Saracens Women (KO 2:30pm)

1. Laura Kapo
2. Rosie Dobson
3. Hannah Luff
4. Fiona McIntosh
5. Rowena Burnfield (C)
6. Rebecca Ball
7. Sadia Kabeya
8. Libby Povey
9. Freya Aucken
10. Abi Chamberlain
11. Maia Daw
12. Samantha Wharton
13. Georgia Gray
14. Kirsty-Lee Griffiths
15. Louise Burgess

16. Zoe Barber
17. Rebecca Schorah
18. Sophia McGauley-Cave
19. Sian Hobday
20. Lizzie Musa
21. Holly Williams
22. Polly Roberts