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Results

TeamTriesPenaltiesConversionsBPPointsOutcome
Loughborough Lightning44128Win
Wasps Ladies FC11110Loss

Review

Lightning Preview

Lightning Line-up

Wasps Preview

Wasps are set to welcome back 222 England caps to their starting line-up as they face a difficult test at Loughborough. Following a strong performance against Gloucester-Hartpury, they’ll look to pick up back-to-back wins for the third time this season. They face a Loughborough Lightning side who suffered only their first defeat of the season against Saracens last weekend.

Wasps have made four changes from the side that won 26-10 against Gloucester-Hartpury last week. Nolli Waterman, boasting 82 England caps, returns to the side at full back, as Katie Mason moves to the wing.

Garnet Mackinder replaces Kate Alder at outside centre to partner Louise Dodd. The final change in the backline welcomes Wasps’ newest international, Claudia Macdonald, back at scrum half.

With just one change in the forward pack, Rocky Clark makes her first start of the season in black and gold, bringing a wealth of experience, as she partners Kate Hallett who picked up two tries last weekend, and Hannah West who will earn her 50th appearance for Wasps this weekend.

Loughborough Lightning have had an electric start to the season, and were the only unbeaten side in the league until last week when Saracens halted their run with a convincing 29-0 victory. They are, by far the leading points scorers in the league with 354 points and will be considered favourites for this weekends clash.

Wasps will be looking to make amends from earlier in the season where Loughborough ran out 40-20 victors at Vallis Way. Since then Wasps have won five of their seven fixtures, only falling short against Saracens & Harlequins. With the international period over, Wasps will now look to build momentum as the seasons races towards the play-offs in April.

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Director of Rugby Giselle Mather said;

“We are really looking forward to challenging ourselves against Loughborough Lightning this Saturday. They have had a fantastic first half of the season and it is always exciting as an athlete to compete against a side above you. It demands your very best and exciting things can happen when that kind of motivation is in front of you. It is what elite athletes thrive on and I am very much looking forward to seeing how our athletes respond to that challenge on Saturday.”

Our fixture this weekend with be covered live on the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s website, on Facebook and YouTube. Kick-off will be at 12:00.

Wasps Line up

Loughborough Lightning

# Player Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % KICKED PTS TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
7Abbie BrownBack Row100000000000000
8Sarah HunterNumber 8200000000000000
10Katy Daley-McleanFly Half040000000000000
16Leah BartlettHooker100000000000000
 Total 440000000000000

Wasps Ladies FC

# Player Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % KICKED PTS TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
2Hannah WestHooker100000000000000
10Elizabeth GouldenFly Half010100000000000
 Total 110100000000000
TRY
4
1
CON
4
1
CON %
0
0
PEN
0
1
PEN %
0
0
DG
0
0
DG %
0
0
OVERALL %
0
0
KICKED PTS
0
0
TACKLES
0
0
CARRIES
0
0
PASSES
0
0
METRES
0
0
YC
0
0
RC
0
0

Details

Date Time League Season
01/12/2018 12:00 pm Premier 15s 2018-19

Venue

Loughborough Lightning
Towers Way, Loughborough LE11 3TW, UK

Past Meetings

Premier 15s
Ealing Trailfinders RFC Vallis Way, Ealing W13 0DD

2nd XV League Finals
Twyford Avenue Sports Ground

Premier 15s
Loughborough Lightning

Premier 15s
Twyford Avenue Sports Ground