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Rugby Union: Saracens Women captain Lotte Clapp expects good battle in Tyrells Premier 15s final against Harlequins

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 April 2018

Saracens captain Lotte Clapp (right) and Harlequins skipper Rachael Burford (pic: John Marsh/RFU)

Saracens captain Lotte Clapp (right) and Harlequins skipper Rachael Burford (pic: John Marsh/RFU)

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London rivals to meet in showpiece event at Trailfinders Sports Ground on Sunday

History is at stake for Saracens Women on Saturday as they take part in the first-ever Tyrells Premier 15s final against London rivals Harlequins.

The north Londoners made it through to the showpiece event after beating Gloucester-Hartpury over two legs in the semi-finals, while Quins defeated Wasps.

Sarries have enjoyed a tremendous season in the Tyrells Premier 15s, topping the regular season, losing just twice in 18 games.

One of those defeats, however, came against Harlequins in the final round of regular season matches, with Saracens losing 32-29 at home.

The north Londoners will bid to avenge that defeat in the final, which takes place at Trailfinders Sports Ground in Ealing this Sunday at 3pm.

Sarries will also hope to claim some silverware by winning the first-ever Tyrells Premier 15s crown.

And Saracens captain Lotte Clapp is excited about what lies ahead for the north Londoners.

“I’m looking forward to the final a lot, it’s going to be an amazing match to play in,” said Clapp.

“It’s going to be a really great display of rugby from both sides but hopefully we can come away with the trophy.

“It’s a huge day for women’s rugby so it’s really exciting that people are interested about it.

“Both teams like to play out wide and run it around, but I’m also expecting a real physical battle.”

Sunday looks set to be a brilliant day for all involved with both Saracens and Harlequins, with plenty of action before the final kicks off.

On a day celebrating women’s rugby, Leek will play Kingsbridge in the final of the Under-15 Girls’ National Cup final at 11am.

Following the conclusion of that game, Newark will then tackle Pulborough in the final of the Under-18 Girls’ National Cup.

Both games will hope to serve as a terrific curtain-raiser to the main event between Saracens and Harlequins, which will also be shown live on Sky Sports.

Children will have the opportunity to attend for free and watch the top two teams in women’s domestic rugby, with adults tickets also available for £10 via englandrugby.com/tickets.

Saracens will hope to cap a landmark day for women’s rugby by winning the title.

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