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Results

TeamTriesConversionsBPPointsOutcome
Richmond Women117Loss
Saracens Women66142Win

Review

SARACENS WOMEN MADE IT 12 FROM 12 WITH A HARD-FOUGHT 42 – 7 WIN AWAY TO RICHMOND WOMEN AT THE RICHMOND ATHLETIC GROUND ON SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY.

With Storm Dennis making its presence known, it was not a game for fast and flowing rugby. Richmond got on the scoreboard first through Ro Burnfield before tries to Jodie Rettie and Rocky Clark, allied to two successful conversions by Lisa Martin, gave Saracens a 14 – 7 lead at half-time.

The away team tightened things up in the second half with tries from Alex Ellis, Hannah Botterman, Vicky Fleetwood and Poppy Cleall, with four more successful conversions by Lisa Martin, ensuring Saracens came away with maximum points.

It also moved them to the top of the Tyrrells Premier 15s table on 59 points, two ahead of Harlequins Women.

The home side made the perfect start as they scored within the opening minutes. A knock-on at kick-off gave Richmond ideal field position and they capitalised after a number of strong carries, Ro Burnfield going over.

A successful conversion gave Richmond a 7 – 0 lead after just four minutes.

Saracens got their first try on 20 minutes through Scotland international Jodie Rettie. The Sarries scrum, which was effective throughout, proved too strong for Richmond and Rettie showed impressive control at the back to get the ball over the line and dot down.

The rest of the half proved to be a stop-start affair, but Saracens took the lead with just a few minutes remaining.

Hannah Botterman and May Campbell made the initial burst through the defense and Clark applied the finishing touch as she ran a short line off Lisa Martin to go over next to the posts.

The visitors had probably been guilty of trying to play too much rugby in that first half, but Saracens rectified that in the second 40.

Another dominant scrum gave Sarries their third try with Alex Ellis getting the final touch. Botterman, who made yards on every carry, ensured Saracens got their bonus point as she powered through from 20 metres.

It was arguably the try of the game as the visitors put together a superb multi-phase attack and the prop took advantage of a retreating defence to finish well.

Two mores tries followed in the final quarter as England duo Vicky Fleetwood and Poppy Cleall came off the bench and made their presence felt.

Both were very much carbon copies of each other as they came off the back of multiple phases on the Richmond line.

The final 20 minutes also saw the welcome return of Bryony Cleall to the pitch as the prop forward made her first appearance in almost a year.

The England international made a number of strong carries and will be looking to build on that for the rest of the season.

Richmond Women

Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % KICKED PTS TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
 000000000000000

Saracens Women

# Player Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % KICKED PTS TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
Jodie RettieHooker100000000000000
1Rocky ClarkProp100000000000000
10Lisa ‘Shorty’ MartinCentre060000000000000
Hannah ‘Botts’ BottermanProp100000000000000
Poppy CleallBack Row100000000000000
Alexandria Ellis-100000000000000
Vicky ‘Fleeto’ FleetwoodBack Row100000000000000
 Total 660000000000000
TRY
0
6
CON
0
6
CON %
0
0
PEN
0
0
PEN %
0
0
DG
0
0
DG %
0
0
OVERALL %
0
0
KICKED PTS
0
0
TACKLES
0
0
CARRIES
0
0
PASSES
0
0
METRES
0
0
YC
0
0
RC
0
0

Details

Date Time League Season
15/02/2020 2:30 pm Premier 15s 2019-20

Venue

Richmond Athletic Ground
The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2SF

Past Meetings

Premier 15s Development League
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Premier 15s Development League
StoneX Stadium

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StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s Development League
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s Development League
Richmond Athletic Ground

Premier 15s
Richmond Athletic Ground

Premier 15s 2nd XV League Pool A
Richmond Athletic Ground

Premier 15s
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s 2nd XV League Pool A
StoneX Stadium

Premier 15s
Richmond Athletic Ground

Women's Premiership
Richmond Athletic Ground

Women's Premiership
StoneX Stadium

Premiership Final
The Stoop

Women's Premiership
Richmond Athletic Ground

Women's Premiership
StoneX Stadium

Women's Premiership
Richmond Athletic Ground

Women's Premiership
StoneX Stadium

Women's Premiership
Richmond Athletic Ground

Women's Premiership
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