Here is a round up of all the – Tyrrells Premier 15s action from Round 8:
Saracens Women 44 – 19 Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
Saracens made it eight from eight with a 44-19 victory over Darlington Mowden Park Sharks at Allianz Park.
Poppy Cleall shone first with a pick-and-go to score in the corner to claim the hosts’ first five points. Twin sister Bryony added a try of her own eight minutes later, the hosts’ third try of the game, after Rowan White had also gone over.
Sharks replied through Tamara Taylor but Helena Rowland ensured Sarries secured the bonus point with a try just before half-time.
Poppy dotted down after another dominant Sarries scrum and Bryony kept up with the pace, crossing the whitewash ten minutes later.
Sharks reeled their hosts in thanks to Heather Kerr and Rachael Woosey but Saracens closed down any chance of a losing bonus-point with Rosie Galligan and Rowland adding the team’s seventh and eighth tries.
Worcester Valkyries 5 – 51 Wasps FC Ladies
Amy Atkinson secured a bonus point for Wasps scoring four tries as they defeated Worcester Valkyries 51-5.
The winger scored a hat-trick in 18 minutes, flying down the right wing for the second try before appearing on the left to score the third.
Kate Hallett and England stalwart Rochelle Clark got their names on the scoresheet for the visitors before half-time, with Nat English claiming Valkyries’ only try.
Rachel Parry and Abigail Dow added ten more points and Atkinson wrapped up a dominant performance at Sixways with her fourth try.
Gloucester –Hartpury Women’s RFC 29- 22 Firwood Waterloo Ladies
Firwood Waterloo looked set for their first win of the season, but it was not to be after two late Ceri Large tries gave Gloucester-Hartpury a 29-22 victory.
The visitors took an early lead when Bethany Stott went over in the fourth minute and Chloe Garner’s two tries meant it was an extremely comfortable start for Waterloo.
Gloucester-Hartpury’s Rachel Lund scored two of her own to close the gap and Ellie Underwood added another to bring the hosts to within two points.
Stott slotted a penalty, but Gloucester-Hartpury took the lead through Large with just four minutes left to play and the fly-half crossed again to earn the bonus point and cement her side’s place in the top half of the table.
Richmond FC 5 – 43 Harlequins Ladies
Jess Breach’s four tries helped Harlequins continue their flawless start to the season, picking up five points against Richmond.
Breach crossed in the first ten minutes and ran the length of the pitch to score her second, before making it a hat-trick in the 26th minute.
Breach added the bonus-point try and, after slotting three conversions, USA full-back Jessica Wooden claimed a score of her own.
Quins didn’t lose momentum as Holly Myers scored immediately after the break, but 20 minutes followed without either side crossing the tryline.
Richmond took advantage and Jade Wong scored their first try of the match but Georgia Gray added another for the visitors to make the final score 43-5.
Bristol Ladies 8 – 12 Loughborough Lightning
Loughborough Lightning secured their second win in a row with a hard-fought 12-8 victory over Bristol in Saturday’s late kick-off.
The East Midlands side are now up to fifth in the Tyrrells Premier 15s, four points ahead of their hosts on the day.
The Lightning led early on thanks to a converted try before centre Amber Reed got a penalty back for the home side.
Replacement prop Ellie Mulhearn got Bristol’s only try of the day with a pick-and-go, but Lightning touched down for the match-winning try soon after to seal the result.
There will be a break now till 2/3 December because of the Autumn Internationals, then we have the mouth-watering prospect of Sarries v Harlequins at the Stoop.
To view Round 9 fixtures click here
Table after Round 8 Tyrrells Premier 15s
|4||Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC||
Report courtesy of the RFU