As the round four of the Tyrrells Premier 15s League came to a conclusion last weekend, Harlequins climbed to the top of the table and are closely followed by Saracens as both the teams maintained their winning streak in the tournament.
Richmond FC 48 - 12 Worcester Valkyries
Richmond FC bounced back from their defeat to Gloucester-Hartpury with a clinical performance against Worcester Valkyries that saw them complete a 48-12 win. Emelie Hellgren, Katie Wallis and captain Rowena Burnfield all crossed over for Richmond in the first 20 minutes to give them a perfect start. Even though Brooklyn Clarke helped Worcester Warriors make a brief comeback with tries on either side of half time, a penalty-try followed by crossovers from Kirsty-Lee Griffiths, Claire Phelps and Emily Stone helped Richmond FC complete a 36 point victory. The game also marked the 100th appearance for prop Laura Kapo for Richmond.
Standings: Richmond FC move to the fifth position with their third win of the season while Worcester languish at the bottom.
Bristol Ladies 28 - 20 Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
Gloucester-Hartpury's unbeaten run came to an end after Bristol went on to defeat them 28-20 in their round four encounter. Rachael Lund got Gloucester off the mark with a try inside three minutes but Bristol bounced back with back to back tries from Cat McNaney and Caity Mattinson. Reed's penalty at the stroke of haf time meant Bristol had a 15-12 lead at the end of the first half. As the game was heading for a tight finish it was a double from Lottie Holland in the second half that wrapped up the 28-20 win for Bristol.
Standings: Bristol with their third win have climbed to the third position while Gloucester-Hartpury slipped to fourth.
Harlequins Ladies 36 - 10 Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
Harlequins maintained their winning streak this season as they defeated Darlington Mowden Park Sharks with a 36-10 triumph that saw them climb to the top of the table. Jess Wooden crossed over twice in the first half while Vickii Cornborough and Jess Breach also scoring tries with a penalty try to go with it as the Quins attained the bonus point inside the first half. Touchdowns from Elle Bloor and Katherine Hobson helped DMPS bounce back briefly, but a sin-bin to Linzi Taylor in the closing stages saw Laura Dowsett score their fifth try as they sealed a 26 point victory.
Standings: Harlequins with four wins from as many games claimed the top position while Darlington are at eighth.
Loughborough Lightning 30 - 19 Firwood Waterloo Ladies
A dominant second-half performance from Loughborough Lightning saw them script a turnaround to complete a 30-19 win over Waterloo Ladies. Waterloo scored three tries in the first half but Loughborough's only score came 10 minutes before halftime as the scoreline was 5-19 in favour of visitors leading into the second half. However, Wateroo failed to add any point in the second half but Loughborough added 25 unanswered points in the final 40 to complete a 30-19 victory.
Standings: Loughborough Lightning moved to the sixth position in the table with the win while Firwood Waterloo Ladies are at ninth.
Saracens Women 30 - 0 Wasps FC Ladies
Saracens recorded their fourth consecutive win as they defeated their London Rivals Wasps 30-0 at Allianz Park. After the first 16 minutes went without a point, Nina Vistisen made the incisive break allowing Helena Rowland cross over. The onslaught from the home side continued as Garnet Mackinder and Zoe Harrison got into the groove and they soon attained the bonus point 10 minutes into the second half when skipper Lotte Clapp went past the line and Marlie Packer capped off a fantastic game for the home side as they whitewashed Wasps 30-0.
Standings: Saracens move to second with the win while Wasps are at seventh.