Women's Rugby: Harlequins keep top spot as Saracens and Gloucester keep pace

Harlequins Women - Tyrells Premier 15s

Harlequins remain top of the pile following this week’s action as Gloucester-Hartpury and Saracens also maintain perfect starts to the 2019/20 season.

Bristol Bears Women 27-10 Loughborough Lightning

Bristol Bears Women secured their first win of the season vs Loughborough Lightning.

Two first-half tries from Sarah Bern put the hosts in control before Emily Scarrett ran one in for Lightning before the break. Tries from Lauren Smyth and Elinor Snowsill confirmed Bristol’s bonus-point win, however.  

Darlington Mowden Park Sharks 46-26 Firwood Waterloo Ladies

After falling to Loughborough last week, DMP Sharks claimed a resounding victory in week two.

They pulled away from Waterloo following a frantic first-half, scoring eight tries. Orla McCallion went over on her debut but Igemi Eboku was the star, completing her hat-trick in the second half.

Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC 22-19 Wasps FC Ladies

Gloucester-Hartpury battled well to narrowly defeat Wasps.

Trading tries throughout the game, the sides struggled to be separated. Locked 12-12 at half-time, the hosts’ edged a 22-19 lead through Shona Powell-Hughes on the hour-mark which they saw out.

Worcester Warriors Women 7-48 Harlequins Women

Quins’ convincing win kept them top of the league.

The away side scored three tries in the first half but Fiona Fletcher’s double opened the floodgates as they went on to score eight. They have now scored 149 points in two matches with Jade Shekells’ try their only one conceded.

Saracens Women 46-0 Richmond Women

Saracens ran riot shutting out Richmond Women at Allianz Park to go 2nd.

Mackenzie Carson dotted down her first tries for the champions with the captain, Lotte Clapp also bagging a double.

The next round of Tyrrells Premier 15s fixtures will be played on the weekend of October 5th.

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