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TEAM NEWS - DMP Sharks v Bristol Ladies

1 week ago By Tom Bulmer

DMP Sharks have named a strong squad for their game against Bristol Ladies.

Red Roses Heather Kerr, Tamara Taylor, Jo Brown and Katy Daley-McLean all return to the starting lineup following England’s 3 test series against Canada. Scotland captain Lisa Martin also returns to the squad and starts at 9, while Georgina Roberts returns having represented the Barbarians in Ireland. Roberts partners Rachel Woosey in the centres, with the latter recently having been called up to England’s EPS squad. An unchanged back 3 of Dewar, Macdonald and Thomas completes the backs.

In the forwards, Red Rose Heather Kerr is joined by Elle Bloor and Amy Needham in the front row. Sarah Bush returns to start alongside Tamara Taylor in the second row, whilst the back row is made up of Jo Brown, Kat Hobson and Rianna Manson. Club captain Ruth Nash starts on the bench, alongside Fi Davidson and Hannah Morton who both return from injury.

Sharks Head of Programme Justin Loveridge was pleased to be naming such a strong squad: “We’re happy to have a number of the England girls back after a successful Autumn International campaign against Canada. They bring a wealth of experience to the group and it’s fantastic to have them back in the squad. Georgina Roberts is also back following her appearance for the Barbarians, in what was a wonderful experience for her.
We’re pleased to welcome back Fi Davidson who has been out with injury for a while now, it’s great to have her back in the fold, as well as Hannah Morton who has been out since week 2.”

Saturday’s opposition Bristol currently sit 4 points ahead of the Sharks, having won 3 of their opening 8 games. Wins over Gloucester-Hartpury, Firwood Waterloo and Worcester have left them 2 places above the Sharks, and Loveridge was expecting a stiff test: “Bristol will provide tough opposition on Saturday. They’ve been playing at the top level for a number of years now and were beaten finalists last season. We’re expecting a physical encounter, and we’ll have to be on our game to meet the challenge.”

DMP Sharks Squad to face Bristol Ladies (4pm Kick Off)

15 Kenny THOMAS
14 Claudia MACDONALD
13 Rachel WOOSEY
12 Georgina ROBERTS
11 Fiona DEWAR
10 Katy DALEY-McLEAN
9 Lisa MARTIN
1 Heather KERR
2 Elle BLOOR
3 Amy NEEDHAM
4 Tamara TAYLOR
5 Sarah BUSH
6 Jo BROWN
7 Kat HOBSON
8 Rianna MANSON

16 Charlie LEWIS
17 Emily HUNTER
18 Roshini TURNER
19 Ruth NASH
20 Fiona DAVIDSON
21 Hannah MORTON
22 Georgia CUTTS

Match tickets are available on the day from both the CrossBar and the South West Turnstiles. Tickets for the double header will be priced at just £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and as always, kids go FREE. Fans only attending the second game can see the Sharks in action for £2, with kids once again going free.

Updated 15:01 - 3 Dec 2017 by Tom Bulmer

Where next?

PREVIEW - DMP Sharks v Bristol Ladies Bristol Ladies are the opposition this week as the Sharks return to Tyrrell's Premier 15s action!
SHARKS PREVIEW - Richmond FC (H) A look ahead to Saturday's Tyrrell's Premier 15s game, as 7th host 8th at the Northern Echo Arena (4pm Kick Off)

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Sat 16 Dec
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Sharks Richmond FC
League 16:00
Sat 13 Jan
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League 14:00
Sat 20 Jan
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League 14:00

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