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Marlie Packer means enterprise in new period of Premiership Girls’s Rugby


The Purple Roses captain is hoping to propel Saracens to the highest of the desk within the revamped competitors

Marlie Packer has simply been topped one of the best feminine rugby participant on the planet and now the England skipper is readying for battle on the planet’s finest league. 

Allianz Premiership Girls’s Rugby – the highest flight’s new title after a summer time rebrand – will see 9 heavyweight sides go head-to-head, as Packer’s Saracens look to re-establish their place because the choose of the bunch. 

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Over the primary 4 accomplished seasons of the competitors, Saracens received three titles and had been runners-up within the different. In three of these finals, they confronted London rivals Harlequins. 

However after Exeter Chiefs broke the hegemony by reaching the ultimate in 2022, final season’s showpiece featured neither London aspect as Gloucester-Hartpury took down the Chiefs. 

Purple Roses skipper Packer is itching to get caught in, significantly after the information this week that TNT Sports activities have come on board and can be televising one match per spherical in a landmark broadcast deal.

Packer on Premiership Girls’s Rugby

“This league, this yr, goes to be one of the best by far,” she mentioned.

“We’ve received so many aggressive groups, it’s going to be actually thrilling and I’m simply actually wanting ahead to kicking off this weekend. 

“The league kicked off again in 2017 once I joined Saracens and we received the first-ever title. From there to the place it’s now, yearly, it simply retains rising, the crowds preserve coming in to observe us.  

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“It’s so thrilling to play in it, it’s one of the best league on the planet. You see that from all the opposite nations, gamers wanting to come back and play in our league.” 

Saracens will kick off their marketing campaign this weekend towards Loughborough Lightning, who can name on Purple Roses playmaker and former Saracen Helena Rowland amongst their quantity. 

For Packer, named World Rugby Girls’s Participant of the 12 months after main England to victory in WXV 1, a flying begin is essential as Sarries look to re-establish their credentials because the league’s prime aspect. 

She added: “That you must take care of enterprise within the early a part of the season, you possibly can’t look too far forward.

“We’d like to ensure we get this aspect of Christmas in a great place after which we are able to look to the top of the season.  

“Being a Saracens participant and sporting a Saracens shirt, we need to win and we would like be there on the finish of the season, successful trophies.

“That’s what my private drive is and I do know it’s the identical for the remainder of the ladies.”

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