North Midlands Women have named four newcomers in their squad for their Gill Burns County Championship match against Lancashire at Birmingham University on Sunday May 6 (2pm).
Birmingham University full-back Emily Partridge, Worcester fly-half Connie Bradshaw and Five Ways OE prop Anna Simonite will all make their debuts in the starting XV with Katie Gregory of Sutton Coldfield set to make her county bow off the bench.
North Midlands will be seeking to build on their impressive 17-3 victory in their championship opener against East Midlands at Biggleswade last Sunday in the first of consecutive home matches. They host Durham at Birmingham University on May 13.
North Midlands Women
15 Emily Partridge (Birmingham University); 14 Emma Jordan (Bridgnorth), 13 Charlie Byrne (Sutton Coldfield), 12 Joanna Hart (Birmingham Exiles – captain), 11 Thea Thomson (Worcester Valkyries); 10 Connie Bradshaw (Worcester), 9 Hannah Johnson (Birmingham University); 1 Anna Simonite (Five Ways OE), 2 Carmen Tremelling (Worcester Valkyries), 3 Tara Wheeldon (Sutton Coldfield), 4 Liz Shermer (Worcester Valkyries), 5 Hannah Puddy (Bridgnorth), 6 Laura Thomas (Worcester), 7 Roisin McBrien (Worcester), 8 Anna Stelfox (Birmingham Exiles).
Replacements: Ruth Middleton (Bridgnorth), Jenna Hawkins (Bridgnorth), Niamh Massam-Vallelly (Worcester), Beth James (Worcester Valkyries), Katie Gregory (Sutton Coldfield), Jada Bailey (Aston OE), Sarah Mault (Bridgnorth).