The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced the 2018-2019 Tyrrells Premier 15s final will be held at Franklin’s Gardens, the home of Northampton Saints, K.O. 5.45pm on Saturday 27 April 2019 (live on Sky Sports Action).
The top four teams in the competition will progress to semi-final play-offs, played at the home ground of the top two teams on 13/14 April with the finalists competing for the title two weeks later on the 27 April.
Tickets are on sale now with a limited early bird offer available at £5 adult while kids under 16 go free. For more information visit Englandrugby.com/tickets.
The Tyrrells Premier 15s season kicked off on 8 September 2018, with 10 teams competing in a league format with home and away fixtures.
RFU Head of Women’s Performance, Nicky Ponsford today said: “Tyrrells Premier 15s continues to go from strength to strength and we consider Franklin’s Gardens an excellent venue, demonstrating our commitment to developing women’s rugby in England.
“As the Tyrrells Premier 15s continues to go from strength-to-strength, nurturing new rugby talent, the final will be the culmination of a second exciting season for this leading women’s rugby competition.”
“We are very proud to be hosting 2018/19 Tyrrells Premier 15s Final at Franklin’s Gardens and look forward to making it a memorable occasion,” said chief executive at Northampton Saints, Mark Darbon.
“Women’s rugby continues to thrive across Northamptonshire and the East-Midlands. In August the Club held its first girl’s coaching camp and events like the Redrow Homes Girls 7s are hugely popular.
“We hope that by hosting the women’s showpiece final we will continue to generate interest in the women’s game and drive up participation, whether that’s playing, coaching or volunteering.”
Tyrrells’ Marketing Manager, Sarah Lawson, said: “We continue to be incredibly proud to sponsor the elite women’s rugby competition, Tyrrells Premier 15s. The partnership between Tyrrells and the RFU is a union of two much loved and iconic English brands, working together to inspire more women to take part in rugby.
“After a very successful first year, and thrilling final in April, we hope that this new season will continue to help the RFU increase participation and interest in the women’s game, as well as continue to strengthen and grow the England Women’s rugby team. We’re looking forward to seeing who takes home the trophy at the final in April 19.”
After three rounds, 2018 champions Saracens Women are topping the table, with Loughborough Lightning and Wasps FC Ladies in close contention. Full standings available here and fixtures and results here.
Courtesy of the RFU