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Results

TeamTriesMissed ConversionDGPenaltiesConversionsPointsOutcome
Sarries5402133Win
Quins2101117Loss

Review

Match Report.

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Saracens finally settled the argument as to the identity of England’s top women’s club side with an emphatic victory in the Tyrrells Premier 15s final over the only team to have beaten them during the regular season.

Harlequins looked crestfallen at the end of a repeat of last year’s final, the climax of the domestic season. They had fancied their chances given that Saracens were without three of their England forwards, but one of the Red Roses pack who did take the field, the No 8 Poppy Cleall, had an outstanding game in their back row. Cleall and Zoe Harrison, the latter of whom controlled the game at fly-half, both scored two tries.

The Saracens forwards ruthlessly dismantled their opponents and on a chilly night in Northampton the game was to all intents over by the break, by which time they had run up a 27-point lead. Harlequins scored two consolation tries after the break but could not recover from their cold start.

Saracens made an early statement of intent when Cleall was driven over from a lineout with barely four minutes on the clock. The evening began to look ominous for Quins when another England forward, Hannah Botterman, supplied a scoring pass for the right-wing Sydney Gregson to go over in the corner.

Harrison scored a third try after a clever dummy and good work by the Saracens pack. A quarter of the match had gone and the champions already looked out of sight.

It was fortunate for Harlequins that Harrison continued to miss conversions but there was little respite for Rachael Burford’s side, with Cleall scoring her second try after another powerful drive by the pack. Saracens were down to 14 players when their flanker Jodie Rettie was sent to the sin-bin for killing the ball and Quins briefly rallied but the one-way traffic soon resumed. Heather Cowell made a try-saving tackle on the Saracens captain, Lotte Clapp, in the corner but in the last move of the first half Harrison darted over for her second try, which she at last converted.

Harlequins replaced their fly-half Ellie Green at the break. The 18-year-old Green was the leading points-scorer in the league this season but the game had passed her by and Emily Scott took over as playmaker. Scott kicked a 30-metre penalty to break the Quins duck, but the points gain was wiped out by a Harrison kick.

One part of the Quins game that was working was the scrum and their forwards worked the England prop Vickii Cornborough over for a try that Scott converted.

The TMO Claire Hodnett confirmed that the try had been scored and Hodnett was called into action again, ruling that Burford had grounded the ball after forcing her way through a pile of bodies on the line. But the Quins rally was too late. Harrison then had the last word with her second penalty.

It was the perfect way for the Saracens scrum-half Georgie Gulliver to end her career. An emotional Gulliver left the pitch holding back the tears when she was replaced on the hour.

However it was Harlequins who choked on the day. “We just didn’t turn up in the first half and Saracens were relentless,” said their captain, Burford.

Sarries

# Player Position TRY CON PEN DG TACKLES CARRIES PASSES YC RC
15Sarah ‘MC’ Mckenna-000000000
14Sydney Gregson 22Centre1 (9')00000000
13Hannah ‘Choppa’ Casey 21Centre000000000
12Lauren CattellCentre000000000
11Lotte ClappWing000000000
10Zoe Harrison Fly Half2 (20', 39')1 (40')2 (46', 79')000000
9Georgie Gulliver 20Scrum Half000000000
1El Perry 16-000000000
2May Campbell 17Hooker000000000
3Hannah ‘Botts’ Botterman 18Prop000000000
4Sonia ‘Sonic’ GreenBack Row000000000
5Rosie GalliganLock000000000
6Jodie RettieHooker00000001 (32')0
7Lauren Newman 19Back Row000000000
8Poppy CleallBack Row2 (2', 26')00000000
16Kay Searcy 1-000000000
17Jeanine Layola 2-000000000
18Hannah Duffy 3-000000000
19Sarah ‘Bebs’ Bebbington 7Back Row000000000
20Emma Swords 9-000000000
21Nina Vistisen 13Centre000000000
22Chantelle Miell 14Wing000000000
 Total 512022415115310

Quins

# Player Position TRY CON PEN DG TACKLES CARRIES PASSES YC RC
1Vickii CornboroughProp1 (55')00000000
2Davinia Catlin 16Hooker000000000
3Chloe EdwardsProp000000000
4Abbie Ward (nee Scott)Lock000000000
5Chloe Butler 17Lock000000000
6Fiona FletcherBack Row000000000
7Deborah McCormack 19Back Row000000000
8Jade KonkelBack Row000000000
9Leanne Infante (née Riley)Scrum Half000000000
10Ellie Green 22Fly Half000000000
11Jess BreachWing000000000
12Rachael BurfordCentre1 (64')00000000
13Khadidja CamaraCentre000000000
14Heather CowellWing000000000
15Emily ScottFull Back02 (56', 65')1 (43')000000
16Leah Lyons 2Prop000000000
17Tove Viksten 5-000000000
19Zoe Saynor 7-000000000
20Lucy Packer-000000000
21Holly Myers-000000000
22Bethany Wilcock 10-000000000
 Total 221017817714200
TRY
5
2
CON
1
2
PEN
2
1
DG
0
0
TACKLES
224
178
CARRIES
151
177
PASSES
153
142
YC
1
0
RC
0
0

Details

Date Time League Season Streaming Link
27/04/2019 5:45 pm Premier 15s Grand Final 2018-19 ATT: 2590

Venue

Franklin's Gardens
Beacon Bingo, Northampton NN5 5BG, UK

Past Meetings

31 - 28
Premier 15s
StoneX Stadium

Saracens Women - Harlequins Ladies

20 - 14
Premier 15s Development League
StoneX Stadium

Saracens Women - Harlequins Ladies

12 - 34
Premier 15s Development League
Surrey Sports Park

Harlequins Ladies - Saracens Women

20 - 17
Premier 15s
Surrey Sports Park

Harlequins Ladies - Saracens Women

24 - 20
Premier 15s Grand Final
Ealing Trailfinders RFC Vallis Way, Ealing W13 0DD

Premier 15s Grand Final 2018

Streaming Link: ATT: 2057
29 - 32
Premier 15s
StoneX Stadium

Saracens Women - Harlequins Ladies

19 - 17
Premier 15s 2nd XV League Pool A
StoneX Stadium

Saracens Women - Harlequins Ladies

19 - 28
Premier 15s
The Stoop

Harlequins Ladies vs Saracens Women

27 - 0
Premier 15s 2nd XV League Pool A
StoneX Stadium

Saracens Women vs Harlequins Ladies