Last season was the first for the Tyrrells Prem 15 and safe to say it was a success!
Following the success of the opening season, which saw 10 games livestreamed and two broadcast live on Sky Sports, next season will continue to be filled with more exciting live matches, with Wasps FC Ladies v Loughborough Lightning on 15 September (KO 1.35pm) hosted at Ealing Trailfinders RFC and live on Sky Sports as a double header with the Greene King IPA Championship hosts.
There are five confirmed double headers between Tyrrells Premier 15s and Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs, including Harlequins’ first home game against Bristol Bears Women which will be held at the Twickenham Stoop following Harlequins v Bath on Saturday 15 September.
RFU Head of Women’s Performance Nicky Ponsford said: “We look forward to building on the success of the Tyrrells Premier 15s following a great first season and this promises to be another hugely exciting year for the competition.
“Last year we unearthed talented new players who went on to represent the Red Roses and we look forward to growing our player pool as we continue to raise standards, further developing the links between club and country.”
The Tyrrells Premier 15s starting 8/9 September will be 18 rounds and finishing off with play offs and a title final, venue to be confirmed on Saturday 27th April.
If your ladies team would like to go on tour and maybe incorporate a Tyrrells Premier 15 game then please get in touch either through the contact form on our website or call 01736 797168! We arrange bespoke tours to suit your clubs requirements.
Women’s Rugby Facts…
- More than 18,000 women and girls play rugby regularly in England
- England Women won the Rugby World Cup in 2014 after beating Canada 21-9 in Paris, France. The victory followed a record-breaking seventh consecutive 6 Nations crown in 2012 as well as the Grand Slam. They also became the first team ever in 6 Nations history not to concede a try!
- The RFU have launched a campaign to take the game to an impressive 100,000 women and girls across the country