Lightning name their side to take on Saracens Women


Loughborough Lightning will hand a debut to 17 year-old Morwenna Talling as they welcome reinging TP15 champions Saracens Women to Loughborough University this Saturday.

After several impressive performances in the development side, Talling is awarded her first Premiership start in a side with only one change from the 27-10 defeat to Bristol Bears last time out. 

The game, which forms part of a double header with the Loughborough Lightning development side who also play Saracens Women, will kick off at 2pm on the 1st XV pitch on Epinal Way.

Last season the home leg of this fixture was a thrilling encounter with Saracens pipping Lightning to the win in the final seconds. 

Of the game this week, Head Coach Rhys Edwards commented:

“This week is going to be a tough one facing Saracen’s, who have already had a good start to the season winning both their games. We have had time to reflect on our game against Bristol where we didn’t really turn up or capitalise on our opportunities and have had a good training week. 

 “Tomorrow’s game is a great opportunity for us to start well and take all opportunites presented to us. We know how important it is to be good a the basics and make the most of when we have momentum by being clinical.

“It’s great to have continuity in our selection and I am really looking forward to seeing our 17 year old college student Mowenna in her first game in the premiership.” 

Lightning’s kick-off is at 2pm followed by the development team at 4pm. Tickets for the game are avaialbe HERE.

Lightning line-up

  1. Katie Trevarthen 
  2. Lark Davies 
  3. Daleaka Menin 
  4. Kat Hobson 
  5. Morwenna Talling 
  6. Becky Noon 
  7. Jo Brown 
  8. Georgia Bradley 
  9. Megan Davey 
  10. Katy Daley-Mclean 
  11. Carys Williams 
  12. Natasha Jones 
  13. Emily Scarratt 
  14. Isla Alejandro 
  15. Olivia Jones 

  16. Emily Tuttosi
  17. Detysha Harper
  18. Anya Richmond
  19. Bryony Field
  20. Jess Weaver 
  21. Bethan Zeidler 
  22. Rachael Woosey