Lightning to face top of the table Saracens

Top of the table Saracens make the trip to Epinal Way this Saturday to take on Loughborough Lightning in the penultimate round of the Allianz Premier 15s.

With the Six Nations underway, and GB7s in training, both sides will look significantly different this weekend making for what should be an interesting game to watch. For Lightning Lilli Ives Campion, Jess Weaver, Georgina Tasker and Nina Vistisen make the starting line-up for the first time this season, with Bethany Foster, Kendall Waudby and Amanda Swartz looking for their first game day involvement from the bench.

Head Coach, Rhys Edwards, provides his thoughts ahead of the fixture:

Saracens are going to be, as always, a tough team to beat this weekend. However, our preparation has been solely focused on ourselves and our intent to play. I’m really excited to see the players who are making their debuts, in particular Lili (Ives-Campion) and Georgina (Tasker) who have both shown over the past few months their appetite to improve and their consistency in training indicates a bright future. We are under no illusions that we need to focus on our accuracy this week, but are excited to express ourselves at home.

As a mark of respect for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, kick-off has been moved forward to 1pm.  The game will be lived streamed by the RFU so be sure to watch to catch all the action.

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Lightning line-up:

  1. Gillian Bourke ©
  2. Bryony Field
  3. Detysha Harper
  4. Abby Duguid
  5. Lilli Ives Campion
  6. Daleaka Menin
  7. Becky Noon
  8. Olivia Jones
  9. Jess Weaver
  10. Lizzie Goulden
  11. Isla Alejandro
  12. Emma Hardy
  13. Georgina Tasker
  14. Nina Vistisen
  15. Fran Goldthorpe
  16. Kendall Waudby
  17. Bethany Foster
  18. Beyonce Fowler
  19. Maja Meuller
  20. Ella Wyrwas
  21. Megan Davey
  22. Alex Baker
  23. Amanda Swartz

Photo Credit:  Ben Lumley