Premier 15s: Gloucester-Hartpury Reaches First Final After Defeating Bristol in Thrilling Semi-final Encounter
In an enthralling encounter that showcased the very best of rugby union, Gloucester-Hartpury emerged victorious over a resurgent Bristol side to secure their place in the first-ever Premier 15s final.
Sarah Beckett and Kelsey Jones Put Hosts Ahead
The match started with a bang as Sarah Beckett scored for the hosts just two minutes into the game. This early goal was followed by another from Kelsey Jones before half-time, which put Gloucester-Hartpury firmly in control of proceedings.
Bristol Fights Back Through Lark Davies’s Tries
However, Bristol refused to go down without a fight and launched an impressive comeback after half-time with two tries from Lark Davies. Elinor Snowsill also had a chance to level things up but her conversion attempt fell short leaving them trailing at 14-12.
Rachel Lund Secures Victory With Late Try
Despite this setback, Gloucester-Hartpury regained control of the game thanks to Rachel Lund’s late try. The Welsh international showed great composure inside Bristol’s area on minute seventy-eight and secured victory for her team.
Glocestershire Will Face Winner of Exeter-Saracens Match In Final
Glocestershire will meet whoever comes out victorious between Exeter and Saracens at Sandy Park on Sunday, June 24th. The winner of that match will face Gloucester-Hartpury in the final which will be held at Kingsholm.
The game was a true spectacle of rugby union and it showcased why the Premier 15s is such an exciting competition to watch. We can’t wait for what promises to be an even more thrilling final between two incredibly talented teams.