Bristol Bears vs Trailfinders Women

41 - 17
Full Time


Date Time League Season
December 16, 2023 1:00 pm Premiership Women's Rugby 2023-2024


Match Report

Trailfinders Women fell to a 41-17 defeat against Bristol Bears at Shaftesbury Park.

A single try from Rosie Inman combined with 12 points off the boot from Ellie Green meant the away side actually led just after half time, only for Bears to run away with it in the last 30 minutes.

This result leaves Trailfinders Women with one win from their first four games in the Allianz PWR.

The first half began in disaster for the away side, as a kick straight to touch followed by a penalty against them gave Bristol Bears a prime opportunity in the Trailfinders red zone.

Bears would go on to convert through Lana Skeldon at the back of a rolling maul, giving the home side the perfect start three minutes into the game.

Two Green penalties from close range would make the scores 7-6, keeping Trailfinders in it, only for Skeldon’s second of the game to widen the Bears’ lead to 12-6.

Trailfinders were not deterred, though, and a brilliant set play in the Bristol 22 allowed Inman to crash over in the corner.

Just before halftime, Green hit the post from 35m out, leaving the score 12-11 at the break.

Coming out of the interval, another two Green penalty kicks gave Trailfinders a 12-17 lead.

This is where the away side’s scoring stopped, and the Bears would run away with it, scoring five unanswered tries.

This result leaves Trailfinders Women on six points, returning home to TFSC, where they host Sale Sharks Women on Friday night.


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Shaftesbury Park
Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, West of England, England, United Kingdom