A number of the Army Senior Women’s squad will be featuring in live streamed matches this weekend in the fifth round of the 2020/21 Premier 15s.
Wasps head to unbeaten Saracens on Saturday afternoon looking to build on their century of points against DMP Durham Sharks last time out. After losing to Harlequins in their opening match Wasps have been building some nice momentum, winning all of their three matches played since then. But they will face a stiff challenge in Saracens, who have earned bonus point wins from all four of their own games.
After two weeks on the bench Capt Gemma Rowland (Royal Artillery) is restored to the starting line-up for the London derby clash at Allianz Park, which is being live streamed on www.Premier15s.com from 14:00.
Keep an eye out for Capt Nikki O’Donnell (QARANC), who is one of the assistant referees for this game.
Gemma in action for Wasps against DMP Durham Sharks a few weeks ago.
Nikki in action in Round 1 of the Premier XV’s at the Stoop.
If you have multiple devices then you can also keep up-to-date with Harlequins’ home match against Sale Sharks from 15:00. Harlequins are the other team in the competition with a perfect record, staying ahead of Saracens by virtue of a better points difference.
Capt Alexandra Eddie (QARANC) comes into the back row and there is a first selection in a match day squad this season for Sgt Jade Mullen (AGC (SPS)), who begins the match among the replacements.
Harlequins are live streaming this match on the club’s social media channels; head to www.quins.co.uk for more details.
There is another derby this weekend at Shaftesbury Park, Bristol, where the Bears host Gloucester-Hartpury. Capt Erica Mills (Royal Artillery) is on the bench for Gloucester-Hartpury as they make the short trip down the M5 for west country bragging rights.
Just one place separates the teams in the league table, and Gloucester-Hartpury could leapfrog their local rivals even before taking their game in hand into account.
Words © Chris Wearmouth, Images © Alligin Photography, Neil Kennedy and Scrumpix
Erica in action for the Army earlier this year against the British Police.