Hardy & Davey retain starting places as Lightning head to Harlequins

close up of women's rugby players on the pitch

Following a strong 42-14 win over Bristol Bears last Saturday, Lightning is on the road this weekend to face Harlequins who currently sit second in the table.

Making five changes to the side that beat Bristol, both Emma Hardy and Meg Davey retain their starting positions after their strong performances, while Becky Noon comes into the starting XV to bolster the pack.  Lizzie Adam and Fran Goldthorp are both in the side for the first time and will be hoping to make their season debuts.

In their previous encounter this season Lightning started slowly but lost narrowly, 24-33, after rallying in the second half.  With a change of venue to Cobham RFC, and to a 4G pitch, Lightning will be looking for a fast paced and consistent performance, and their first win against Quins since September 2018.

Kick-off is at 2pm and the game is being live streamed by the RFU, head to premier15s.com to follow the action.

Lightning line-up

  1. Detysha Harper
  2. Lark Davies
  3. Daleaka Menin
  4. Abby Duguid
  5. Anya Richmond
  6. Katie Trevarthen
  7. Becky Noon
  8. Georgia Bradley
  9. Meg Davey
  10. Helena Rowland
  11. Ellen Ramsbottom
  12. Emma Hardy
  13. Emily Scarratt
  14. Abbie Brown
  15. Lizzie Goulden

    16.  Bryony Field
    17.  Gill Bourke
    18.  Beyonce Fowler
    19.  Fran Goldthorp
    20.  Lizzie Adam
    21.  Ella Wrywas
    22.  Isla Alejandro
    23.  Olivia Jones

Photo Credit:  Ben Lumley