Finals beckon in County Championship competitions

The County Championship season is well underway with both the men's and women's competitions entering the latter stages. 

For the first time this season, the Gill Burns Women's County Championship Division One final will be held at Twickenham on Sunday, 27 May alongside two of the men's finals. 

You will be able to watch all the Twickenham finals live on EnglandRugby.com and England Rugby's YouTube page. 

Lancashire aiming to defend their title

Lancashire, the most successful team in the history of the Bill Beaumont County Championship, are once again on course to reach the Division One final at Twickenham but have a few big obstacles in their way. 

The are currently top of Division One North and face Cheshire in their final fixture this weekend but are matched on points by rivals Yorkshire who play Eastern Counties and are in with a chance of reaching their first final since 2008. 

For Lancashire it would be their ninth final in 10 years and should they reach the final they could face either Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire or Devon. 

All three teams go into the final round of pool fixtures with a chance of reaching the final but the favourites to go to Twickenham are Gloucestershire who have recorded bonus-point wins in both their matches so far. 

Semi-final stage in Gill Burns County Championship

With the Division One final of the Gill Burns County Championship set to be played at Twickenham for the first time this year, all eyes are on who will be battling it out at the Home of English Rugby. 

"It is incredible exciting for everyone involved in the competition, particularly the players," says Helen Duggan, competition lead for the Gill Burns County Championship. 

"It is a huge boost to community and counties women's rugby and I can't wait to see the finalists play on the biggest of stages."

Last year's winners Lancashire go into their semi-final against Yorkshire hoping to be able to defend their title at Twickenham.

Yorkshire or Lancashire will face either Surrey or Berkshire with both teams unbeaten so far in the competition. Surrey will be hoping to go one step further than last year when they were beaten finalists. 

Follow all the action

This year's finals will see the Gill Burns County Championship Division One final played at 10am at Twickenham before the men's Division One final at 12.00 and finally the men's Division Two final at 5.15pm. 

The women's Division two final and men's Division Three final will be played at 10am and 12.00 respectively at Richmond Athletic Ground. 

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