The Discontinuous Semi-finals
The final round of the Premier 15s’ regular season is upon us, with all games scheduled to kick off at 14:00 BST on Saturday. However, the semi-final line-up still needs confirmation before those play-off matches on June 10th. League leaders Gloucester-Hartpury are in a favorable position as they head into the final round with a home-semi-final already secured for their first time in this competition. Surprisingly, Exeter Chiefs Women trail them by only one point and will be looking to challenge Gloucester-Hartpury when they meet at the Alpas Arena.
Wasps Wander Out?
Fourth place is almost certainly going to Bristol Bears; therefore, Wasps have little more than pride left when hosting Bristol. This match ends an era for Wasps Women as it marks their last appearance in what will be a revamped Premier 15s next season—a departure after playing rugby’s top table for thirty-eight years. A big send-off has been planned at Twyford Avenue, but whether they leave the details behind or erase these memories entirely remains anyone’s guess.
New Names Add To The Mystery
Ealing Trailfinders and Leicester Tigers have already caused quite a stir following announcements about many England internationals joining them for their debut seasons of the Premier 15s. Abby Dow is among those players heading to Ealing while Amy Cokayne moves towards Leicester Tigers signings; however, plenty more big names are yet to announce which clubs they’ll call ‘home’ next season since we’re entering into new cycles over three years. It seems like mystery and discontinuity carry us through this weekend’s upcoming finale of soccer news within women’s sport – where things are bound to change dramatically as we enter into a new era.