- Aylesford Bulls: Tries – Field, Sillari 2. Con: Wooden.
Try – Miell, Pen – Reed.
Aylesford Bulls won the Women’s Premiership for the first time with a 17-8 win over Bristol in the final at Sixways Stadium.
Michela Sillari scored two tries for the Bulls and Hannah Field also went over as they won the title despite finishing third in the regular season table.
Bristol made a spirited fightback in the second half with Chantelle Miell scoring her 13th league try of the season.
Aylesford took the lead in the third minute following a break from Leanne Riley who offloaded to Hannah Field to run under the sticks, Jess Wooden adding the extras.
Amber Reed replied for Bristol with a penalty but the Bulls scored their second try in the 19th minute when Sillari went over out wide.
The match then entered a period where both sides cancelled each other out with some superb defence and the score remained 12-3 at the break.
Bristol got themselves back in the game 14 minutes after half-time with Miell flying over in the corner.
However, soon after having a try disallowed for a forward pass, Sillari scored her second from an overlap to pull away from Bristol.
Sillari even had another try disallowed for a forward pass five minutes from time but Aylesford Bulls held on to complete the double having won the Women's Cup earlier in April.
'This means everything to everyone'
Aylesford Bulls and England centre Rachael Burford paid tribute to all the players and staff at the club for winning their first ever league title.
"This means everything to everyone, not just all the players but all of the staff involved with Aylesford Bulls," Burford said.
"It's down to us as the players to repay everyone and make sure we come away with these wins.
"It's a credit to everyone at this club for all the hard work on and off the pitch."
Lichfield finish third
Lichfield claimed third place in the Women's Premiership with a 41-14 win over Saracens at Sixways Stadium on play-off finals day.
Emily Braund scored two tries while Sarah Bonar, Carys Williams, Tash Jones and Amy Cokayne also went over. Emily Scarratt kicked 11 points for the Staffordshire side.
Lotte Clapp and Bryony Cleall scored tries for Saracens as they must settle for fourth place in the table.
Lichfield took the lead in the 16th minute when Braund crashed over, but after Scarratt extended their lead with a straightforward penalty Sarries responded in the 25th minute through Clapp after Lauren Cattell beat several defenders.
Braund scored her second try on the stroke of half-time to take the score to 15-7 and Lichfield continued their momentum in the second period with two early tries for Boner and Williams who dived over out wide.
Jones and Cokayne, with her 12th league try of the season, both dotted down in the final 10 minutes and Cleall crashed over for a consolation score for Saracens.