North Midlands Women have named five newcomers in their squad for their Gill Burns County Championship match against Durham at Hartlepool Rovers on Sunday May 12.
Worcester wing Anna Stowell, Sutton Coldfield scrum-half Christine McEvoy and Worcester flanker Jess Weishu will all mark their debuts as starters.
Bridgnorth’s Charlie Vidor and Rebecca Oldfield of Aston OE are set for their county debuts off the bench.
North Midlands, who were beaten by Lancashire in their tournament opener two weeks ago, beat Leicestershire club Old Newtonians 69-24 in a warm-up match last weekend.
Stowell scored two of the 11 tries and 17-year-old centre Jemima Moss, who will start against Durham, kicked seven conversions.
North Midlands Women
15 Becky Smart (Birmingham University); 14 Anna Stowell (Worcester), 13 Jemima Moss (Worcester), 12 Charlie Byrne (Sutton Coldfield), 11 Thea Thompson (Worcester Valkyries); 10 Connie Bradshaw (Worcester), 9 Christine McEvoy (Sutton Coldfield); 1 Candice Carey-Grayson (Aston OE), 2 Alicia Watkins (Worcester Valkyries), 3 Niamh Massam-Vallely (Worcester Valkyries), 4 Liz Shermer (Worcester Valkyries), 5 Charlotte Dolan (Dudley Kingswinford Vixens), 6 Jess Weishu (Worcester), 7 Roisin O’Brien (Sutton Coldfield – captain) 8 Victoria Jones (West Bridgnorth).
Replacements. 16 Charlie Vidor (Bridgnorth), 17 Claire Higginson (Greyhound), 18 Alice Spillman (Old Halesonians), 19 Axx Evans (Dudley Kingswinford Vixens), 20 Becky Parker (Five Ways OE), 21 Alison Livermore (Sutton Coldfield), 22 Rebecca Oldfield (Aston OE).