As the third round of Tyrrells Premier 15s came to a conclusion last weekend, Gloucester, Harlequins and Saracens maintained their winning streak as they strengthened their hold in the top three.
Darlington Mowden Park Sharks 28 - 32 Wasps FC Ladies
Wasps finally managed to open their account this season as they completed a 28-32 thrilling win over Darlington Mowden Park Sharks. They had a convincing lead of 0-29 at half time after tries from captain Katie Alder, Rochelle Clark (2), Abby Dow and Harriet Millar-Mills before Sharks showed some serious fight.
Winger Claudia Macdonald led the fitghtback from the home side with Kat Hobson crossing in the corner before Georgina Roberts narrowed the lead to just eight points while a late Hobson try secured two bonus points for the Sharks.
Standings: Wasps and Sharks are at sixth and eighth respectively.
Firwood Waterloo Ladies 16 - 20 Bristol Ladies
Firwood Waterloo Ladies' winless tournament continued as Bristol came from behind and registered a 16-20 victory in a thrilling game. Even though Bristol got off the mark with an early try, Ash Neale led the comeback from Waterloo as they fought back to gain a two point lead. With two more penalties from Bethany Stott, Waterloo had a lead of 13-8 at half time before Bristol came up with two touchdowns at the end to seal a 16-20 victory.
Standings: Bristol and Waterloo are positioned fourth and ninth in the table after the result on Saturday.
Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 29 - 0 Richmond FC
Gloucester-Hartpury continued their good run in the season with their third straight victory of 29-0 over Richmond on Saturday. Centre Megan Goddard got them off to a positive start with a converted try and later added a penalty too. With back-rower Milly Wallis also going past the line, the home side had a lead of 17-0 at half time. Touchdowns from Ellie Kildunne and Megan Goddard in the second half ensured Gloucester-Hartpury completed a bonus point victory over Richmond.
Standings: Gloucester consolidated their position at the top with three wins from as many games while Richmond move down to fifth.
Worcester Valkyries 0 - 74 Saracens Women
A sheer dominance from Saracens saw them trounce Worcester Valkyries by 0-74. Marlie Packer, who switched from Bristol scored six tries for the Sarries while Poppy Cleall, Bryony Cleall, Lotte Clapp, Georgie Gulliver, Seraphine Okemba and Sonia Green also crossed over while Worcester struggled to get off the mark.
Standings: Saracens are at the third position with 14 points while Worcester Warriors languish at the bottom.
Loughborough Lightning 19 - 40 Harlequins Ladies
Loughborough Lightning had a tough home outing against Harlequins, who completed a comfortable 19-40 bonus point victory. A brace from Rachael Burford and one each from Natasha Bradshaw, Holly Myers, Jess Breach, Paula Robinson, Sally Parker and Chloe Edwards helped Harlequins to their third consecutive win this season.
The home side showed brief fight through tries from Ofure Ugiagbe and Charlotte Pearce before Emma Hardy crossed over for their third touchdown. A tense opening 40 ended 15-14 to Quins and Burford and Breach extended that lead after the break with Parker and Chloe Edwards going over late on.
Standings: Harlequins continue to remain second and Loughborough Lightning slip to the seventh position.