|Gloucester-Hartpury: (17) 34|
|Try: K Jones, Lund, Beckett, Penalty essay, Neumann Pens: To sing Cons: Sing 2|
|Heads of Exeter: (7) 19|
|Try: Tuttosi, McGoverne, Jeffries Cons: McGoverne, Cantorna|
Gloucester-Hartpury beat Exeter Chiefs 34-19 to become Premier 15s champions for the first time.
Tries from Kelsey Jones, Rachel Lund and Sarah Beckett gave Gloucester-Hartpury a 17-7 half-time lead, with Emily Tuttosi scoring for Exeter.
A penalty try after Claudia MacDonald licked the ball away from danger extended the lead for the cherries and whites.
Liv McGoverne’s score gave Exeter hope, but Lisa Neumann went close to seal victory for Gloucester-Hartpury.
Ebony Jeffries landed a late consolation for the visitors, but it was the Cherry and Whites who celebrated at the final whistle.
Sean Lynn’s side, who finished top of the league in the regular season, triumphed in front of a record crowd of 9,668 in what was the first final played by two teams outside London .
Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium, chosen as their home ground during the campaign, was renamed ‘Queensholm’ during the week to mark the occasion and the match more than lived up to expectations, despite the hot conditions and wet
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Gloucester-Hartpury: To sing; Rugman, Lund, Heard, Venner; George, Hunt (co-captain); Muir, Kelsey Jones, Delgado, Monaghan, Aldcroft (co-head), Matthews, Lewis, Beckett.
Substitutions: Powell, Buggy, Tuipulotu, Learned, Neve Jones, Blackburn, Bridger, Neumann.
Exeter: Doidge; Sinclair, Zackary, Cantorna, MacDonald; McGovern, Robinson; Rogers, Tuttosi, Menin, Fryday, Leitch (capt), McMahon, Allen, Johnson.
Substitutions: Moloney, Turani, Jacoby, Fleming, Jeffries, McDonald, Wilkins, Buchanan.