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Results

TeamTriesMissed ConversionDGPenaltiesConversionsPointsOutcome
Saracens Women320117Loss
Harlequins Women3104025Win

Review

Sarries Report.

A MARLIE PACKER DOUBLE WASN’T ENOUGH AS HARLEQUINS DEFEATED SARACENS WOMEN 25-17 TO WIN THEIR FIRST ALLIANZ PREMIER 15S TITLE AT KINGSHOLM.

Amy Cokayne scored Harlequins’ first two tries whilst Lagilagi Tuima scored nine points from penalty kicks, but Packer scored to give Sarries hope before half time.

Tuima kicked another penalty after the break before Packer and Sophie de Goede scored, but it was not enough to complete a stunning comeback, as Tuima kicked her fourth penalty of the afternoon to kill the game.

Quins could have opened the scoring early on after charging down a kick, but Zoe Harrison recovered extraordinarily well to make a try saving tackle.

However, Harrison could not stop Tuima opening the scoring from a penalty after ten minutes of fierce competition.

Sarries had to dig deep, but after more heroic defence, they conceded another penalty which Tuima was able to kick to put Quins 6-0 ahead.

The West Londoners then scored the opening try after consultation with the TMO through Cokayne, who crossed the whitewash at the back of a rolling maul to put her side 11-0 ahead.

The try was not converted, but their ninth penalty in 30 minutes allowed Quins to kick to the corner again, and from the driving maul that followed Cokayne was able to score her second of the afternoon.

Again, the try was not converted, and Alex Austerberry’s side finally got themselves on the front foot despite being 16-0 down.

Then, after a series of pick and goes, Packer crossed the whitewash, Harrison kicked the conversion, and the comeback was on.

Tuima kicked another goal shortly after to send Quins into half time 19-7 ahead.

After half time, Bryony Cleall was given a yellow card, and from the resulting penalty Tuima put Quins 22-7 up.

Hope seemed lost, but after a free kick was given for early engagement at the scrum on the five-metre line, Packer scored her second from a pick and go from close range.

Saracens had the spring back in their step, leading to two Quins yellow cards in quick succession, before de Goede scored in the corner to reduce the deficit to five points.

However, Tuima continued her fine form, kicking another penalty from a tight angle shortly after to end any chances of a Saracens come back.

Quins Report.

HARLEQUINS WOMEN CLINCH PREMIER 15S TITLE WITH VICTORY OVER SARACENS IN GLOUCESTER

Quins came bursting out of the blocks, and instantly found themselves dominating territory and possession.

After a number of promising breaks, it was a penalty from infront of the sticks that gave Quins their first points of the afternoon from the boot of centre Lagi Tuima.

It was just after taking the lead that Quins were forced into an early change, as captain Rachel Burford went off with a knee injury, to be replaced by Izzy Mayhew.

Another three points came shortly after, with a Quins raid into the 22 giving Tuima the opportunity to slot the ball through the sticks again.

Quins didn’t relent on their early pressure and after Tuima’s boot had pinned Saracens into the corner, the trademark driving maul was set up and hooker Amy Cokayne touched down for the first try of the game, with the conversion being edged wide.

In an almost carbon copy of the first try, it was Cokayne at the back of a driving maul that gave Quins’ their second score, and a 16 point lead.

Determined to fight back, Saracens replied almost instantly with a spilled ball in the 22 allowing them to gain possession and build the phases, with Marlie Packer barging over from short range and Zoe Harrison adding the extras.

Quins lost none of their fight however, with Tuima quickly slotting a penalty to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Despite a Saracens lineout deep inside the 22, the Quins defence caused havoc and forced Saracens to spill their ball, and clear it to hear the half-time whistle.

Both sides kept the intensity up after the break but it was Quins who managed to extend their lead, with Tuima’s boot once again finding the target.

Saracens, determined to find their way back into the game, secured territory inside the 22 and after finding their mark at the lineout built the phases to allow Packer over for her second of the game, with the converison edging wide, narrowing Quins’ lead to 10.

With a sniff of a comeback Saracens threw everything at the Quins defence, camping deep inside the 22.

After Cokayne was sent to the bin for a delibreate knock on, with lock Abbie Ward following shortly after, Quins found themselves defending their slender lead with 13 players, with Sophie De Goede powering over from short range to narow the gap to five.

Determined to keep their grip on the lead, some sprited work from the forwards kept Quins inside the Saracens half, and when a penalty was given out on the touchline Tuima slotted it through to put her side eight points ahead.

Saracens continued to throw everything at the Quins defence, but despite a mammoth effort they could not break through.

As the clock went red, Quins kicked the ball dead to secure the Allianz Premier 15s trophy.

Match Highlights.

Squidge Analysis.

Officials

RefARTMO
Sara Cox (RFU)Katherine Ritchie (RFU)
Nikki O’Donnell (RFU)
Craig Maxwell-Keys (RFU)

Saracens Women

# Player Position TRY CON PEN DG TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
15Sarah ‘MC’ MckennaFull Back0000000000
14Sydney Gregson 22Wing0000000000
13Hannah ‘Choppa’ CaseyCentre0000000000
12Holly AitchisonCentre0000000000
11Lotte ClappWing0000000000
10Zoe HarrisonFly Half01 (27')00000000
9Emma Swords 21Scrum Half0000000000
1Hannah ‘Botts’ Botterman 17Prop0000000000
2May Campbell 16Hooker0000000000
3Bryony Cleall 23Prop000000001 (41')0
4Sophie De GoedeLock1 (57')000000000
5Emma Taylor 20Lock0000000000
6Vicky ‘Fleeto’ Fleetwood 19Back Row0000000000
7Marlie PackerBack Row2 (27', 49')000000000
8Poppy CleallBack Row0000000000
16Jodie Rettie 2Hooker0000000000
17Rocky Clark 1Prop0000000000
18Donna Rose 23Back Row0000000000
19Rosie Galligan 6Lock0000000000
20Georgia Evans 5Lock0000000000
21Eloise ‘Elo’ Hayward 9Scrum Half0000000000
22Alysha Corrigan 14-0000000000
23Rachel Laqeretabua 18Wing0000000000
 Total 3100000010

Harlequins Women

# Player Position TRY CON PEN DG TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
15Chloe RollieFull Back0000000000
14Heather CowellWing0000000000
13Lagi TuimaCentre005 (8', 11', 31', 42', 61')0000000
12Rachael Burford 23Centre0000000000
11Bethany Wilcock 16Wing0000000000
10Emily ScottFly Half0000000000
9Leanne RileyScrum Half0000000000
1Vickii CornboroughProp0000000000
2Amy CokayneHooker2 (17', 23')00000001 (55')0
3Shaunagh Brown Prop0000000000
4Abbie Ward (nee Scott)Lock000000001 (56')0
5Fiona FletcherLock0000000000
6Lauren Brooks 20Back Row0000000000
7Katy MewBack Row0000000000
8Sarah BeckettBack Row0000000000
16Rosie Dobson 11Hooker0000000000
17Tove Viksten-0000000000
18Chloe EdwardsProp0000000000
19Alex Eddie (was Hardy)-0000000000
20Emily Robinson 6-0000000000
21Lucy Packer-0000000000
22Ellie GreenFly Half0000000000
23Isobel Mayhew 12-0000000000
 Total 2050000020
TRY
3
2
CON
1
0
PEN
0
5
DG
0
0
TACKLES
0
0
CARRIES
0
0
PASSES
0
0
METRES
0
0
YC
1
2
RC
0
0

Details

Date Time League Season Streaming Link
29/05/2021 4:00 pm Premier 15s Grand Final 2020-21 ATT: 1600

Venue

Kingsholm Stadium
Gloucester GL1 2SL, UK

Past Meetings

Premier 15s
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s
The Stoop

Premier 15s Development League
Surrey Sports Park

Premier 15s
The Stoop

Premier 15s Grand Final
Franklin's Gardens

Streaming Link: ATT: 2590
Premier 15s
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s Development League
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s Development League
Surrey Sports Park

Premier 15s
Surrey Sports Park

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

Streaming Link: ATT: 2057
Premier 15s
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s 2nd XV League Pool A
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s
The Stoop

Premier 15s 2nd XV League Pool A
StoneX Stadium

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