Women’s rugby players at Leeds Metropolitan University are celebrating after lifting the national student title at Twickenham yesterday.
The Yorkshire side produced a dominant display at the home of English rugby as they ran in six tries to beat a valiant Exeter side 34-5. Leeds Met, runners-up in the previous two finals, deserved their victory in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) showpiece event, watched by BUCS president John Inverdale.
England rugby star Emily Scarratt, who was part of the triumphant England rugby union side’s Grand Slam success earlier in the year, was on the score sheet as Leeds Met dominated their opponents with a comprehensive display.
Speaking after the match, winning captain Rachel Fraser was delighted with her side’s success: “It’s an incredible feeling to have been crowned champions and I’m so proud of all the team and the coaching staff. We’ve worked so hard over the last year and to be undefeated in all our matches and be crowned champions today is a brilliant end to the season.”
England starlet Emily Scarratt added: “We’ve got a great squad here at Leeds Met and our victory was testament to the work that all the girls have put in over the last few years. It’s brilliant to be able to bring the trophy back to Yorkshire and to win at Twickenham is an amazing feeling.”