Saracens vs Trailfinders Women

48 - 17
Full Time

Details

Date Time League Season
February 3, 2024 2:30 pm Premiership Women's Rugby 2023-2024

Match Report

Trailfinders Women were defeated 48-17 by Saracens at the StoneX Stadium in Round 10 of the Allianz PWR.

Tries from Megan Barwick, Abby Dow and Rosie Inman were not enough to give Trailfinders any points from their trip to Barnet.

The result leaves them 7th in the Allianz PWR after nine games in their new competition.

The first half was much closer than many would have predicted before the first whistle, with the home side entering the occasion as heavy favourites.

Three early scores gave Saracens the start they would have expected, with the scoreboard reading 17-0 after 14 minutes. However, Trailfinders did not just roll over.

The first meaningful possession for Trailfinders gave Barwick the opportunity to crash over the line from close range.

Two minutes later, Vicky Laflin broke free down the right-hand side, unselfishly feeding Dow under the sticks to put Trailfinders back in the contest at 17-12.

Saracens would be next to cross the whitewash with a trademark rolling maul score, meaning Trailfinders went in at halftime 22-12, behind but still very much in the game.

However, the three-time league champions clearly got the team talk right, and Trailfinders’ second half would not be as fruitful as the first.

Three unanswered tries for the North London outfit put Trailfinders’ hopes of a famous upset out of reach, making it 41-12 with 15 minutes to play.

Despite the scoreboard deficit, Trailfinders kept battling, and Rosie Inman finished off a well-worked try after a Cristina Blanco break.

One more try for Saracens would close the game out, leaving the final score 48-17, and Trailfinders 7th in the table before they travel to Welford Road to face Leicester Tigers.

Venue

StoneX Stadium
Rickett Quadrangle, Hendon, London Borough of Barnet, London, Greater London, England, NW4 4BF, United Kingdom