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Gloucester-Hartpury Women name side for local derby against Worcester Valkyries

Gloucester-Hartpury Women name side for local derby against Worcester Valkyries
Head Coach Susie Appleby makes several changes to her starting line-up as Gloucester-Hartpury Women welcome Worcester Valkyries to the Gillman’s Ground on Saturday in the latest round of Tyrrells Premier 15s action.

Although Appleby keeps faith with the majority of the side that won at Firwood Waterloo Ladies last weekend, into the starting line-up come Daisy Fahey at full-back, new signing Kelsey Jones at hooker and Bethan Lewis in the back row.

Appleby is looking forward to a big day of rugby at Hartpury.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming Worcester Valkyries on Saturday for our first double header of the season.

“We were reasonably pleased with our game against Waterloo, but we still haven’t played consistently well for 80 minutes, this is our aim for Saturday.

“We welcome back Laura Swan for the first time this season after a long lay-off with injury, and Kelsey Jones at hooker joins us from the Ospreys. Daisy Fahey and Ranni Samuda have impressed for the A team and deserve an opportunity.

“It’s going to be an excellent day of rugby at Hartpury on Saturday, Hartpury playing at 2.30 against Jersey followed by ourselves at 4.30. We are hoping the crowd stay behind to support us, there will be entertainment for the children, entry is £2.”

 Gloucester-Hartpury Women:

  1. Daisy Fahey; 14. Ellie Underwood, 13. Millie Wood, 12. Tatyana Heard, 11. Kelly Smith; 10. Ceri Large (vice-capt), 9. Bianca Blackburn; 1. Ellie Gilbert, 2. Kelsey Jones, 3. Sasha Acheson; 4. Courtney Gill, 5. Zoe Aldcroft (capt); 6. Bethan Lewis, 7. Tabs Copson, 8. Sian Williams


  1. Ranni Samuda, 17. Laura Swan, 18. Iona Antwis, 19. Shona Powell-Hughes, 20. Sarah Nicholas, 21. Shauna Bennett, 22. Emma Sing

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Sat 4 Jun
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