Lightning looking for back-to-back wins

rugby players on the pitch

Loughborough Lightning will be looking to record back-to-back victories this weekend as they entertain DMP Durham Sharks in the Allianz Premier 15s.

Following last weekend’s 20-8 success against Worcester Warriors, the side will be boosted by the return of England internationals, Lark Davies, Helena Rowland, Emily Scarrett, and Morwenna Talling.

Following a 27-12 victory last season against the Sharks, the team will be looking to put out another stellar performance as they challenge at the top end of the table.

This week’s line up sets up Saturday to be a brilliant showcase of rugby, and another crucial step in Lightning’s campaign towards the title. 

Head Coach Rhys Edwards said:

"We are thrilled to be back at the stadium this week and feel very lucky to have the Loughborough Students Unions media team live streaming the action for us.

Having DMP Sharks come down onto campus allows us another opportunity to showcase what we can do on the field.

Having our England internationals back after a fantastic run against France is always a boost. They will be looking to take that winning mentality from the international stage to the Allianz Premier 15s.

Seeing Helena flourish for England was brilliant, and we are excited to see what she can do for us this weekend.

We are just really looking forward to getting back out at the stadium and play rugby.”

Lightning’s kick-off is at 2pm at Loughborough University stadium and will be live-streamed on Facebook and Youtube  

Lightning line-up

  1. Katie Revarthen
  2. Lark Davies
  3. Daleaka Menin
  4. Courtney Holtkamp
  5. Abby Duguid
  6. Rachel Malcolm
  7. Sara Svoboda
  8. Morwenna Talling

  9. Ella Wrywas
  10. Helena Rowland
  11. Elen Ramsbottom
  12. Helen Nelson
  13. Emily Scarratt
  14. Rhona Lloyd
  15. Olivia Jones

  16. Bryony Field
  17. Detysha Harper
  18. Leah Bartlett
  19. Anya Richmond
  20. Becky Noon
  21. Jess Weaver
  22. Lizzie Goulden
  23. Rachael Woosey