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Naoupu to captain Leinster Women for Saturday's historic Twickenham trip

Saturday’s game will be the first women’s club game played at the home of English rugby.

Naoupu: captains Leinster at Twickenham.
Naoupu: captains Leinster at Twickenham.
Image: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Updated 15.10

SENE NAOUPU WILL lead out Leinster Women at Twickenham for Saturday evening’s historic meeting with Harlequins Women [kick-off 7pm].

The match, which follows the Gallagher Premiership match between Harlequins and Leicester Tigers, will be the first time that a women’s club game has been played at the home of English rugby.

Head coach Ben Armstrong has already been forced into one reshuffle of his side with Jenny Murphy forced to withdraw through illness.

Murphy’s absence sees Michelle Claffey shift across to inside centre, Elise O’Byrne-White slot in at outside centre, Grace Miller move out to the right wing, and Lauren Farrell-McCabe promoted from the bench to start at fullback.

Leinster Women (v Harlequins Women)

15. Lauren Farrell-McCabe
14. Grace Miller
13. Elise O’Byrne-White
12. Michelle Claffey
11. Meabh O’Brien
10. Sene Naoupu (capt)
9. Ailsa Hughes

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