Women's Rugby: Wasps fall out of top four as DMP Sharks create distance from foot of table

Harlequins Ladies v Wasps FC Ladies - Tyrrells Premier 15s

Wasps Ladies lost their top-four place to Loughborough Lightning in the game of the round.

Quins and Sarries kept their feet on the gas at the top of the table and Darlington Mowden Park Sharks are beginning to pull away from the foot of the table. 

Wasps Ladies 15-35 Loughborough Lightning

A stellar performance from hat-trick hero, Amelia Harper ensured Lightning leapfrogged Wasps into the top four.

Starring on the Premier 15s live-stream, Sarah Hunter and Olivia Jones added two more tries for the bonus-point. Wasps got on the scoreboard either side of half-time through Claudia MacDonald and Hannah West, both profiting from set-pieces.

Richmond Women 5-26 Darlington Mowden Park Sharks

DMP Sharks’ second win of the season saw them stretch five points clear of eighth-placed Richmond.

A dominant display, they scored twice either side of half-time. Beth Blacklock encouraged with a try and an assist for Lisa Thomson before Evie Tonkin closed the scoring.  

Harlequins Women 47-0 Bristol Bears Women

Quins maintained their perfect start to the season with their fifth straight bonus-point win.

Heather Cowell and Chloe Rollie impressed crossing over twice apiece as Shaunagh Brown, Leanne Riley and Jess Breach rubbed salt into Bristol wounds. Impressively, Quin's shutout the Bears who have been competitive in each of their four previous outings this season but now slip to sixth place.

Gloucester-Hartpury Women 53-0 Worcester Warriors Women

Mia Venner shone, scoring a hat-trick as Gloucester-Hartpury swept Worcester aside.

Natasha Hunt got the ball rolling with a first-minute try but the floodgates wouldn’t open until Venner’s quick double around the half-hour mark. Kelly Smith, Tabitha Copson, Rachel Lund and Millie Wood then got in on the action as the game went on.  

Harlequins v Gloucester Hartpury- Tyrrells Premier 15s

Firwood Waterloo Ladies 3-73 Saracens Women

Sarries stay inches behind Quins on points difference following the demolition of Waterloo.

Rocky Clarke, Marlie Packer, Lotte Clapp and Sarah McKenna all grabbed braces as Jodie Rettie, May Campbell and Mackenzie Carson added another three tries for the champions.

What’s next

The next round of fixtures takes place on the weekend of Saturday, October 26th with mouth-watering encounters between Lightning and Quins as well as Sarries and Gloucester-Hartpury taking place.

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