Lightning head North to face DMP Durham Sharks

close up of women's rugby players on the pitch

Following a resounding win over Worcester Warriors Women in Round 13, Lightning head north to Maiden Castle this Saturday to face DMP Durham Sharks.

Coach Steve Halsey gives his thoughts ahead of the game:

‘The fixture this week against DMP Durham Sharks provides us with another opportunity to continue to build on the momentum the results in the last few weeks have helped to create.  Going up to DMP will provide a variety of different challenges for us as a group, but these challenges will also create opportunities to learn and develop too, so we are excited for Saturday.  The score line last week against Worcester was not a true reflection of what was a tough game and highlighted areas we need to develop.  Saturday's game will provide the squad with another opportunity to refine our skills and our style of play, but more importantly to try to keep our momentum building into the end of the season.’

With 7 changes to the starting 15, and a first season start for Beyonce Fowler and Fran Goldthorp, it’s a very different side to face the Sharks. 

Lightning line-up:

  1. Gill Bourke
  2. Lark Davies
  3. Beyonce Fowler
  4. Anya Richmond
  5. Cath O’Donnell
  6. Bryony Field
  7. Becky Noon
  8. Georgia Bradley
  9. Ella Wyrwas
  10. Helena Rowland
  11. Olivia Jones
  12. Emma Hardy
  13. Emily Scarratt
  14. Isla Alejandro
  15. Fran Goldthorp
  16. Katie Trevarthen
  17. Detysha Harper
  18. Daleaka Menin
  19. Abby Duguid
  20. Maya Mueller
  21. Jenny Maxwell
  22. Lizzie Goulden
  23. Abbie Brown

Photo Credit:  Ben Lumley