Club-by-club guide Tyrrell’s Premier 15s

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Rugby Union - by Kate Rowan Burn­field. Or­ganic dairy farmer Rowena Burn­field is a feisty Eng­land lock with a lot of nous at the set-piece.

Bris­tol Ladies

Coach: Kris De Scossa.

Key player: Claire Mol­loy. Bris­tol have lost top play­ers, in­clud­ing Eng­land cap­tain Sarah Hunter, so Ir­ish flanker Mol­loy should be one to watch.

Dar­ling­ton MP Sharks

Coaches: Justin Loveridge, Mike Umaga. Key player: Katy Mclean. Mclean is one of a num­ber of big-name Eng­land play­ers who have com­mited to the club.

Fir­wood Water­loo Ladies

Coaches: Rob Tis­ley, Mark Beck­ett.

Key player: Ash Neale. Neale may not be an Eng­land in­ter­na­tional but ex­pect in­spi­ra­tional lead­er­ship from the Mersey­side PE teacher as club cap­tain. An un­sung hero of the club game.

Glouces­ter­hart­pury Women’s RFC

Coach: Susie Ap­pleby. Key player: Sarah Bern. Bern, a tight­head, was a star of the World Cup. Signed from Bris­tol and known as the “box on legs”.

Har­lequins Ladies

Coaches: Gary Street, Karen Find­lay. Key player: Ab­bie Scott. Scott, an ath­letic lock, is one of nine Har­lequins play­ers who were at the World Cup.

Lough­bor­ough Light­ning

Coach: Rhys Ed­wards.

Key player: Sarah Hunter. Sign­ing Eng­land cap­tain Hunter is a real coup.

Rich­mond FC

Coach: David Mobbs-smith. Key player: Rowena

Sara­cens Women

Coach: Rob Cain. Key player: Lotte Clapp.

Al­though not in Eng­land’s World Cup squad, ex­cit­ing back Clapp, 22, has a hand­ful of caps and strong lead­er­ship skills. She is Sara­cens cap­tain.

Wasps FC Ladies

Coach: Giselle Mather.

Key player: Kate Alder. Alder is cap­tain and the hard-hit­ting cen­tre will bring fine lead­er­ship on and off the field.

Worces­ter Valkyries

Coach: Roy Davies Key player: Ly­dia Thomp­son. Thomp­son has a won­der­ful knack of rip­ping through de­fences.

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