English Women's Premier - Week 1

October 14 2020

Sophie de Goede

English Women's Premier Begins with Several Canadians in Rosters - More Arriving

The Allianz Premier 15 league kicked off last weekend. There are 10 teams in the league, a number of them familiar to followers of the men's English Premiership: Exeter, Harlequins, Sale, Worcester, Saracens, Bristol and Wasps. There's also Loughborough, Gloucester-Hartpury and Darlington Mowden Park (DMP).

In Week 1 there were 5 Canadians we counted in the rosters and one UK player who played in the BC Premier last year. We've also heard that Sophie de Goede has landed a contract with Saracens and is now in the UK.

Early indications are that DMP (Darlington Mowden Park) Sharks are a little out of their depth, being beaten 103-0 by the Harlequins but other teams seem to be competitive. The Bristol v Wasps match from Week 1 was postponed due to a COVID positive result.

Canadian players from Week 1 (roster number):

Exeter - Emily Tuttosi (2), McKinley Hunt (5), Taylor Black (10)
Loughborough - Courtney Holtkamp (4), Sara Svoboda (20)

BC Premier player (Westshore) from Week 1:

Worcester - Caity Mattinson (21)

Results Week 1:

Gloucester-Hartpury 34 - 14 Exeter
Harlequins 103 - 0 DMP Durham Sharks
Sale Sharks 7 - 29 Loughborough Lightning
Saracens 34 - 25 Worcester Warriors

The official website is below:

One of the best places to get updates on Twitter is: @WomensRugbyShow

Week 1 rosters:

Gloucester-Hartpury v Exeter

Harlequins v DMP Durham Sharks

Loughborough v Sale

Saracens v Worcester


Match Video Gloucester-Hartpury vs Exeter

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