DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR HARRIES AS WARRIORS WOMEN EXTEND UNBEATEN RUN AT SIXWAYS

Tyrrells Player of the Match Sioned Harries says there is more to come from Warriors Women following Saturday’s hard-fought 24-17 victory over Richmond Women at Sixways.

The standout player in Warriors’ crucial bonus point triumph, Harries bagged herself a brace of tries to help her side to a third home win on the bounce.

Presented with a giant-sized bag of Tyrrells crisps post-match, the Wales international and PE Teacher by day cut a delighted figure at the final whistle.

“Winning is a habit, so we’re hoping that we can prolong this winning momentum,” said the formidable back-row.

“Jo Yapp has brought great momentum to the squad and she’s really changed the culture and the girls are really confident and positive around her, which has had a huge impact on the field as well.”

Asked to describe her two tries, which were both scored in the first half to give Warriors a 12-7 interval lead, Harries added: “The first one was a pick and go and I could see that there was a gap, so I went low and stretched over with my arm.

“On the second one I was a tip option and I could see that the Richmond girls had pre-empted my pass, so I took the gap and ran as fast as I could really.”

Warriors welcome reigning champions Saracens to Sixways next Saturday, a fixture that will certainly test Harries and co as they look to continue their winning streak on home soil.

Saracens have won all 10 of their league games so far to put themselves in contention for silverware as the business end of the campaign looms large.

“We’ve targeted the last six games and we have been aware that we’ve not had the best of records against Richmond in the past, so the win was really important for us,” said Harries, 30.

“Obviously Saracens next week will be a really hard game for us, so it was great to get the win at home to Richmond and build momentum going into next week.

“The girls have been working really hard over the Christmas period and Jo brought us in for a camp at the start of the new year, so we knew we had it in us to get a good result.”