Gloucester-Hartpury reach first final in the top tier of women's English rugby union league

The women's rugby team at Gloucester-Hartpury has reached its first ever Premiere 15s final, after facing off against an invigorated Bristol at home at Kingsholm.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
The Gloucester-Hartpury women's team has reached its first Premiere 15s final. Image © Martin Bennett/Gloucester Rugby.

Celebrations were in order over the weekend as the women of Gloucester-Hartpury RFC fended off the Bristol Bears to achieve a 21-12 victory during a semi-final home match at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.

The sunshine and the home crowd seemed to give the host team the boost it needed to emerge from a trailing position in the second half as centre, Rachel Lund, scored with just 12 minutes remaining.

The match win leads the squad to its first Premiere 15s final since it was established in 2014. It's only got as far as the semi-finals in previous campaigns.

The Allianz Premiere 15s is the top tier of the women's English rugby union domestic league system run by the National Rugby Union.

Rugby Football Union Women's Game Director, Alex Teasdale said: 'The standard of rugby has been outstanding across the league once again this season. Kingsholm is a fantastic stadium and the fans will be in for a real treat.'

The Cherry and Whites only have one team standing between them and a league win. They take on the Exeter Chiefs on Saturday 24 June 2023 at Kingsholm Stadium.

The final match kicks off at 3.30pm and tickets are available from the Gloucester Rugby website. The final will also be broadcast live on BT Sport and streamed on BBC iPlayer.

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