Saracens Women captain Lotte Clapp and captain of Harlequins Ladies Rachel Burford assembled at the home of Northampton Saints yesterday ahead of the Tyrrells Premier 15s final on Saturday 27 April, KO 5.45pm.
The second Tyrrells Premier 15s final will see current title holders Saracens Women take on Harlequins Ladies at Franklin’s Gardens in what will be a rematch of last year’s final.
Looking ahead to the weekend Clapp commented: “I always have in my head that image of me lifting the trophy with all my team mates around, it was an amazing feeling and something you wish to have over and over again.
“At the same time you’ve got to not get overwhelmed by that and say it’s a new year and a new final where anything can happen.”
Burford added: “It would mean everything. We’ve put in a lot of hard work, there’s heartache from last year and a couple of times this season, so for us to be able to go and win would be brilliant.
“It is in our hands, we’ve got an opportunity and I’m really confident that our team will rise to that challenge.”
In the semi-finals Saracens defeated Wasps FC Ladies 31-13 at Allianz Park after topping the regular-season table with 17 wins from 18 games while Harlequins put in an impressive performance to beat Loughborough Lightning 26-10 at the Twickenham Stoop (they finished in second place with 15 wins 1 draw and 2 losses).
Tickets for the final cost £10 for adults and are free for under 16s. Visit www.englandrugby.com/tickets for more information.
Courtesy of the RFU