Allianz Premier 15s: Round Three - Wrap up

The round three of Allianz Premier 15s saw wins for Harlequins, Wasps, Saracens and Loughborough
The round three of Allianz Premier 15s saw wins for Harlequins, Wasps, Saracens and Loughborough

The third round of Allianz Premier 15s saw four matches with Loughborough Lightning, Harlequins Women, Saracens Women and Wasps FC Ladies registering wins.

Harlequins 33 - 14 Exeter Chiefs

Harlequins got off to a blistering start with three tries in the opening quarter with Sarah Beckett, Shaunagh Brown and Vickii Cornborough all scoring. They went on to claim the bonus before the half-hour mark with Lagi Tuima scoring their fourth. As Sarah Beckett set up Lucy Packer for the fifth try from Quins before Olivia Demerchant's try gave Exeter some consolation. However, debutant Kayleigh Armstrong ensured Quins completed a 19 point win. This is third win for Harlequins in as many games as they consolidated the top position while Exeter are at eighth place.

Worcester Warriors 7 - 22 Wasps

Heather Kerr got Wasps off to a brisk start with a try in the third minute from Heather Kerr as they had a 0-7 lad in the opening half. Megan Jones kicked a penalty early in the second half following which Hannah West touched down at the back of a rolling maul. Wasps went on stretch their lead to 22 points with a try from Ellie Kildunne before Worcester finally got their first points on the board when five minutes were left in the game. This is Wasps' first win in two games as they are seventh place while Worcester are at fifth place.

Bristol Bears 5 - 12 Loughborough Lightning

In a closely fought encounter, Lark Davies scored the first from a maul after five minutes, which was followed shortly after by a score from centre Emma Hardy after a quickly taken Lightning penalty to take Loughborough to 12 points which they maintained for most part of the game before Bristol fought back through skipper Amber Reed sent a crossfield kick at Kyara Martin as she dotted down.

Saracens 72 - 0 DMP Durham Sharks

The final game of the day saw Saracens post a big win over DMP Durham Sharks. Tamara Taylor scored twice in the opening 20 minutes against her old club, which was followed by a Poppy Cleall score on the half-hour mark after some slick link-up play with Marlie Packer. A formidable Saracens second half performance saw the two-times champions score six more tries, with Deborah Fleming and Emma Uren both crossing twice, as well as scores from Hannah Casey and Rocky Clark. Saracens are at second place in the table with three wins from as many games while Durham Sharks languish at the bottom.