Thomson to make Edinburgh debut away in Cardiff

Scotland international Lisa Thomson will make her Edinburgh debut when they take on Gwalia Lightning at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday.

Thomson is one of three changes made to the starting XV as she comes in to join fellow Scotland cap Emma Orr in the midfield.

Adelle Ferrie starts in the engine room this week as Fiona McIntosh is unavailable for selection.

Poppy Fletcher starts ahead of Panashe Muzambe this week with Muzambe moving to the bench.

Edinburgh: Marlow, Flynn, Orr, Thomson, Bell, Denholm (C), Mattinson; Fletcher, Whitehouse, Poolman, Ferrie, Logan, Gunderson, Stewart (VC), F Walker.

Replacements: Ronald, Muzambe, Lindsay, Murphy, Bell, Brebner-Holden, McNamara, H Walker.