"First Final of the PWR Era" - Sandy Park to Host Premiership Women's Rugby Final - Ruck

“First Final of the PWR Era” – Sandy Park to Host Premiership Women’s Rugby Final

The 2023/24 Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby Final has been booked in, and will be held on Saturday 22nd of June at Sandy Park. The home of Exeter Chiefs is set to host this year’s showpiece event, in what will crown the inaugural champions of the revamped competition.

Building on the huge success of last year’s showpiece event, the 2024 Final will showcase the best of women’s rugby. The competition was held in Gloucester last season, in what marked the final match of the Allianz Premier 15s era. Gloucester-Hartpury won their first domestic league title after defeating the Chiefs, and secured a home soil triumph in front of a packed Cherry and White Shed end.

Gloucester-Hartpurty celebrate as the lift the Allianz Premier 15s Trophy during the Allianz Premier 15s Final Match between Gloucester-Hartpury and Exeter Chiefs Women at Queensholm on 24 June. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Following a competitive process, where all Premiership Women’s Rugby clubs were invited to bid, Sandy Park was the unanimous choice to host the final. Sandy Park Stadium is also one of eight venues to host a Women’s Rugby World Cup match in 2025 and has previously staged Red Roses games in front of more than 10,000 fans.

Belinda Moore, Chief Executive of Premiership Women’s Rugby said: “Everyone will remember the incredible 2023 Final at the newly-named Queensholm Stadium (Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium) and we are expecting another great day for women’s sport in England this June, targeting a crowd of more than 10,000 this year.

Final whistle celebrations for Ebony Jefferies of Exeter Chiefs Women, Charlie Jacoby of Exeter Chiefs Women with Poppy Leith, Captain of Exeter Chiefs Women as a dejected looking Marlie Packer, co-captain of Saracens Women looks on after the Allianz Premier 15s semi-final match between Exeter Chiefs Women and Saracens Women at Sandy Park on 11 June 2023. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK.

“The battle to make the semi-finals is intensifying and this time we want to make our Final about more than just the two teams involved – we want all nine of our clubs to be represented so we can stage an uplifting celebration of women’s rugby at a top-class stadium.”