O’Donnell starts as Lightning welcome Bristol Bears to campus

Looking to keep their winning momentum going this weekend as they welcome Bristol Bears, Lightning make five changes to their side that beat Gloucester Hartpury 29-21.

Making her season debut for the side, England powerhouse Cath O’Donnell will start in the second row, alongside Canadian International Abby Duguid. 

After impressive performances off the bench, Emma Hardy is given a starting shirt at 12 and Megan Davey steps into the starting scrum-half role.

In their previous encounter this season Lightning clinched the win at Shaftesbury Park for the first time in 3 years, beating Bristol Bears 12-5 in tricky conditions.

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Lightning line-up

  1. Detysha Harper
  2. Lark Davies
  3. Daleaka Menin
  4. Abby Duguid
  5. Cath O’Donnell
  6. Morwenna Talling
  7. Georgia Bradley
  8. Rachel Malcolm
  9. Megan Davey
  10. Helena Rowland
  11. Rhona Lloyd
  12. Emma Hardy
  13. Emily Scarratt
  14. Abbie Brown
  15. Lizzie Goulden

16.  Bryony Field
17.  Katie Trevarthen
18.  Gill Bourke
19.  Anya Richmond
20.  Becky Noon
21.  Jess Weaver
22.  Helen Nelson
23.  Olivia Jones