Summary

  • Gloucester-Hartpury reach the Premiership Women's Rugby final after beating Exeter Chiefs 50-19

  • Bristol Bears beat Saracens 29-21 in the first semi-final

  • Bristol will face Gloucester-Hartpury in the final on 22 June at Sandy Park

  1. What is it?published at 16:14 6 June

    BBC Sport

    The Premiership Women’s Rugby or Premier 15s, is an annual women's rugby union club competition at the highest level of the English rugby union system, and is run by the Rugby Football Union.

    With the regular season concluding, Gloucester-Hartpury finished top of the table with 76 points. With the top four teams in the table making it to the play-offs, the first and fourth placed teams play each other while the second and third placed teams completing the other semi-final tie. The lowest ranked teams in each tie travel to play the higher ranked team at their home ground.

    Exeter Chiefs fourth place finish in the table means they will make the trip to Gloucester to take on the reigning Premier 15s Champions.

    In their two meetings during the regular season, Gloucester-Hartpury were victorious in both, beating The Chiefs 31-24 at home in March and 31-27 away at Exeter in December last year.

    Gloucester-Hartpury lift the trophy during the Allianz Premier 15s Final match 2022/23.Image source, Getty Images
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    Gloucester-Hartpury lift the trophy during the Allianz Premier 15s Final match 2022/23.

  2. How and where to watchpublished at 16:02 6 June

    BBC iPlayer

    Sunday 9th June - Live coverage from 16:20 BST on iPlayer, BBC Sport app & website.

    Kick-off - 16:30 BST

  3. Get Inspired: How to get into rugby unionpublished at 15:59 6 June

    Get Inspired
    #GetInspired

    Why get into rugby union?

    If you enjoy being active and want to build your fitness with team mates then this is the game for you.

    Who is it for?

    It's one of the most inclusive sports around and there are various versions of the game that you can test out.

    Is there a cheap option?

    You can just play touch rugby in the park with a bunch of friends or family, but joining a club can be inexpensive.

    What if I want a proper workout?

    From scrummaging to tackling, to sprinting with the ball, this can be a high intensity workout that will boost both your fitness and your strength.

    Can I take it to another level?

    Work your way up. Start with a club then look to your county and from there people will start noticing you.

    Is there a disability option?

    Wheelchair rugby was a big hit at the 2012 Paralympics. There are now chances to have a go all over the UK.

    Is there a family option?

    Most clubs will cater for all the family with kids' teams, and men's and women's teams for mum and dad.

    Camaraderie and teamwork are vital skills in most team sports, but none to the same extent as in rugby union.

    From boisterous Saturday-league club houses, to schoolyard games of touch, to lining up for your country in the 6 Nations, union is a sport of skill, bravery and strength.

    And if you're more interested in throwing a ball around there are plenty of options for you, from the aforementioned touch, where tackling is banned, to light-hearted options like beach rugby.

    Although a certain level of physical stature is required in the professional ranks, rugby union really is an accessible sport, with the wide range of functions between different positions making it a sport for everybody,

    Forwards are typically stronger, heavier and entrusted with the more physical aspects of the game, whereas backs utilise pace and agility.

    It is incredibly popular at universities, and women's rugby clubs around the country are always looking for enthusiastic players and the next new pool of talent.

    Find your local club in England, , externalScotland, , externalWales, , externaland Northern Ireland , externalto give it a go.

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    Why you need to start playing rugby