NO RANG FOR TABLE-TOPPER
With the RBSI Guernsey Rugby Academy U16s playing Canterbury U16 in a Garenne Stand curtain raiser at noon to the Guernsey Raiders and the Ladies back in action in a table-topper on the old club pitch, Saturday should be quite a festival of rugby at Footes Lane.
For Steve Evans’ side, who won so well at home last weekend, it is a case of first versus third this week.
Guernsey Ladies, who top the table on 15 points, play Portsmouth Valkyries who are one point behind in third place and with a game in hand.
A win at home this weekend could see Guernsey open up some breathing space at the top of the table.
But with a short turnaround after a tough game last weekend, unavailability and injuries have had an impact on training and caused a bit of a selection headache for the coaches this week.
Sadly, there is no Vicki Rang available, nor Jemma Crouse, but the depth of the squad is paying dividends and a strong team has been named with an exciting mix of youth and experience.
Kick off is at 1pm on the Club Pitch.
Andrea Harris, Michelle Schofield, Minna Gallienne, Kristine Vavere, Ellie Whittles (capt.), Tanya Scholtz, Fiona Power, Jessica Melville; Lucy Pratt, Justeen Baker, Georgia Denziloe, Hannah Guilbert, Daisy Travers, Aimee Le Bachelet, Lael Hollingworth.
Replacements: El Woodward, Sophie O'Connell, Janelly Le Maitre, Jillian Smith, Laura Sweeney, Sarah Woodington.