REPORT | Worcester Valkyries 0-43 Gloucester-Hartpury Women

By Thomas Branston Worcester Valkyries endured a tough day in poor conditions as they were humbled 43-0 by West Country rivals Gloucester-Hartpury Women at Sixways on Saturday in the Tyrrells Premier 15s. Beth Jones, Ceri Large, Eloise Hayward and Rebecca Belcher gave Gloucester-Hartpury a healthy advantage at the break before Leah Carey, Sarah Bern and... Continue Reading →

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European Champions Cup Round Up: Chiefs win landmark game, Wasps regain sting, Saracens edge out Ospreys and Northampton toppled by Clermont

By Thomas Branston Round two of European Champions Cup brought up a flurry of emphatic encounters with big wins for Exeter Chiefs, Clermont, Wasps, Saracens, Leinster, Munster and Leicester Tigers claiming big wins to strengthen their qualification hopes.  Meanwhile French giants Toulon etched a late penalty to very narrowly beat Benetton 30-29 at the Stadio... Continue Reading →

Wasps sting Harlequins in Champions Cup revenge

By Thomas Branston Wasps returned to winning ways claiming a 41-10 bonus-point win over Harlequins in European Champions Cup at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday.  Scores from Dan Robson, a Christian Wade double, Ashley Johnson and Josh Bassett wrapped up an important win for the hosts with Francis Saili adding a consolation try. Dai Youngs... Continue Reading →

REPORT | Worcester Valkyries 0-72 Saracens Women

By Thomas Branston Worcester Valkyries endured a tough day in the rain as Saracens Women won 72-0 in the Tyrrells Premier 15s at Sixways on Saturday. Marlie Packer, who joined Sarries from Bristol Ladies Rugby earlier this month, scored six tries to mark her debut in spectacular fashion. Poppy Cleall, Bryony Cleall, Lotte Clapp, Georgie... Continue Reading →

Bennion – Saracens is a big challenge

By Thomas Branston Worcester Valkyries centre Zoe Bennion believes her side need to cut out simple errors in order to progress ahead of this Saturday’s home game against Saracens Women in the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s (kick-off 2pm). Valkyries suffered a 62-10 defeat to Bristol Ladies Rugby in front of a raucous crowd at Sixways last... Continue Reading →

Davies – We must focus on our own game

By Thomas Branston Worcester Valkyries Director of Rugby Roy Davies insists his side must focus on themselves ahead of this Saturday’s first home game of the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s season against Bristol Ladies Rugby at Sixways (kick-off 2pm). Valkyries suffered a 46-12 defeat in their opening game of the campaign at Loughborough Lightning last weekend... Continue Reading →

Davies praises 18-year-old debutant Varley

By Thomas Branston Worcester Valkyries Director of Rugby Roy Davies was quick to praise 18-year-old Megan Varley after the youngster made her first-team debut at the weekend at Loughborough Lightning in the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s. The centre impressed on her first outing despite her side going down 46-12 to a strong Loughborough outfit. And new... Continue Reading →

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