Lightning will look to replicate their dream start from the previous season where they remained unbeaten for the first nine games. Finishing last season in third place, after falling to defeat against Harlequins in the Semi-finals, Lightning will be looking to improve this time around and be a top contender in the final on the 30thMay 2020.
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RFU Head of Women’s Performance Nicky Ponsford said:
“We’ve witnessed continued progress over the first two campaigns and know we’re in for another exciting seven months of rugby. We’ve seen some player movement in the off season so we are expecting the competition to be even tighter than it was last year which is great for all of us and really underlines how competitive the league has become.
“Last season, the standard of the league was fantastic and it was great to see so many players go on to represent the Red Roses and perform on the international stage.
“It’s a real whole-game effort and we are very much looking forward to continuing our work with clubs to help grow the women’s game.”
Tyrrells' Marketing Manager, Sarah Lawson, said:
"We are incredibly proud of our partnership with the RFU, and to be sponsoring the inaugural elite women’s rugby competition, Tyrrells Premier 15s.
“The past season has been fantastic with the introduction of the ground-breaking pro-contacts for the England Women’s team; a positive step that has changed the landscape of women’s rugby for the future. We are determined to continue helping the RFU increase participation and interest in the women’s game and encourage greater numbers of spectators to attend women’s matches.
“As another iconic English brand, we have built a great relationship with the RFU and look forward to the season ahead and taking the game to new heights.”
Make sure you head down to Loughborough University on the 21stSeptember to catch Lightning in action in their first game. More information HERE