The cold weather postponed all but one of the Tyrrells Premier 15s fixtures this weekend with Gloucester-Hartpury playing Harlequins.
The clash at Kingsholm saw both teams put on a show, with the hosts emerging 40-36 winners. The win denied Harlequins the chance to go top of the table while Gloucester-Hartpury move up to fourth.
Gloucester-Hartpury Womens RFC 40-36 Harlequins Ladies
It took two days of relentless shovelling to get Kingsholm Stadium ready for the game.
Harlequins burst out of the blocks and two tries from Shaunagh Brown helped them to a 19-3 lead before Gloucester-Hartpury responded.
The hosts drew with Saracens in their last game and they were full of confidence against Quins, with Bianca Blackburn and Tatyana Heard reducing the deficit.
The half-time introduction of Ellie Kildunne made the difference for the hosts as the England international scored two tries to give them the lead.
Harlequins, 37-19 down after further tries from Kelly Smith and Sasha Acheson, then staged a remarkable comeback, with Brown crossing twice more to take her tally to four.
With the gap down to a point, Gloucester-Hartpury held on, with Ellie Underwood landing a last-minute penalty to secure a 40-36 win.
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Report courtesy of the RFU