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Gloucester-Hartpury name side for local derby against Bristol Bears Women

Gloucester-Hartpury name side for local derby against Bristol Bears Women
It’s round 11 of the Tyrrells Premier 15s this weekend, and Gloucester-Hartpury entertain Bristol Bears Women at the Gillman’s Ground on Saturday (kick off 1pm). Tatyana Heard returns to the starting line-up following England duty.

Heard is back to the Gloucester-Hartpury midfield, with the only other change to the side that defeated DMP Sharks on the road last weekend seeing Ellie Underwood return on the right wing.

Bristol beat Gloucester-Hartpury last time out, back in September, but Susie Appleby’s side are five points and one place ahead of their local rivals in the league table. Appleby is expecting a tough game.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Bristol on Saturday, we always have really physical games against them and this one will be no different.

“We are able to field a very similar team who beat DMP last weekend, the only changes being Ellie Underwood starting on the wing and Tatyana Heard back into the 12 shirt.

“We are hoping to continue with the same accuracy which enabled us to score some excellent tries last week and for the players to keep raising the intensity.

“Selection is extremely competitive with the A team also putting in an excellent performance last week. The message this week has been very simple, keep performing and you’ll keep the shirt!”

Gloucester-Hartpury Women:

  1. Dyddgu Hywel; 14. Ellie Underwood, 13. Millie Wood, 12. Tatyana Heard, 11. Kelly Smith; 10 Ceri Large (vice-capt), 9. Taz Bricknell; 1. Sasha Acheson, 2. Connie Powell, 3. Katie Dougan; 4. Emily Underwood, 5. Zoe Aldcroft (captain); 6. Sian Williams, 7. Tabs Copson, 8. Shona Powell-Hughes


Replacements:

  1. Cerys Hale, 17. Ellie Gilbert, 18. Shya Pinnock, 19. Charlotte Faux, 20. Sarah Nicholas, 21. Shauna Bennett, 22. Mary Ann Gittings

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