Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club plays host to the last weekend of Gill Burns Women’s County Championships finals as four teams go in search of glory, with the Jason Leonard U20 County Championship final rounding off an action-packed Sunday.

Hampshire and Eastern Counties lock horns for the second consecutive season in the Gill Burns County Championship Division 2 final, with Hampshire looking to bounce back from their defeat a year ago. 

Eastern Counties triumphed 26-19 on that occasion but Hampshire head coach and Wales prop Donna Rose is hoping to make amends this time around in the 1pm kick-off. 

She said: “Our culture is really good, we are sticking together really well as a unit, the build-up has been amazing and the girls’ attitude has been great. 

“There is confidence in camp, but we are not complacent. We played them last year in the final, so it is a bit of a grudge match really.

“They are a team that will not give up or hand it to us, they have some big ball carriers but our back-row love a steal so we are up for the challenge. 

“The girls are constantly picking my brains and teaching me things as well as a head coach. 

“Last year, we were close and this year, we have had a semi-final too, so one extra game to prepare. We are really excited and we are going to give it our best shot.” 

For Eastern Counties, it is all about defending their crown and head coach Mark Frost is excited to be back in the showpiece final following their nail-biting semi-final triumph against Durham.

He said: “We won the first half 19-0 before being pulled back to draw 19-19 and eventually it was the situation of penalty goals.

“It was very stressful but fortunately we came out as the victors and it is our second time on the bounce in the final.

“We won it last year, so hopefully we can back it up. 

“It is the highest level that some of these women are going to play and going through to a national competition is great, as it is also encouraging others to get involved in future and keep growing the game.” 

The Division 3 final sees Devon take on Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire (11am).

For Devon coach Ross Bovingdon, this final is a chance to showcase an attacking ability which led to impressive wins over Dorset & Wiltshire (60-15) and Middlesex (56-5) earlier in the competition. 

“We have played some really good rugby, it is a good cohesive squad as well and we are pretty pleased to be there,” he said. 

“All we can do is concentrate on our own game plan, which we have evolved, as you can see it is quite attacking. 

“We have put a lot of emphasis on keeping the ball in play and really having a go, that is our whole philosophy. 

“It is perhaps a slightly risky strategy but the good outweighs the bad and it seems to be paying off. 

“We really want to stick to our attacking structure while enjoying what we are doing. I want to take the pressure off.

“It is a really good chance for them to play in a County final and it would be great if we could win it.”

Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire coach Daniel Edson is hoping his side have learnt from their defeat a year ago in the final against Cornwall. 

He said: “There is a lot of excitement among the squad and having been runners-up last year, we are hoping to put that right this year. 

“That adds an extra element as the squad are desperate to go out on the pitch and show their improvement. 

“It was nice to be tested again in the group stages, they have clearly developed a lot in the past 12 months which is testament to how strong rugby is getting in the pool we play in. 

“That will stand us in good stead because the girls have had to come through adversity in both games and been challenged and tested, which is only going to be a good thing when we get into a final, which we all know can throw surprises on the day.” 

In the last final of the day, Durham U20s Chairman Bill Lynch is eager to finally claim a victory as they take on Hampshire U20s in the Jason Leonard U20 County Championship final (3pm).

He said: "As chairman, this is my fourth final and unfortunately we have not won one yet.

"They say third time lucky, well hopefully four will be lucky for us. We have been down this road before, so we know this path.

"There is a collective belief in what we are achieving in the competition. We are confident but not overconfident - every game is different and you never know what will happen."

Hampshire U20 team manager Arthur Rabjohn has thoroughly enjoyed the competition so far and is hoping to cap it off with the trophy.

"The competition this year with players from level five and below has been a breath of fresh air,” he said.

"There is a real buzz about the squad and we have got a fantastic group of players.

"I have coached around 50 players over the years from when I picked up this job at U15s and all those players that have been involved have got us to where we are now. It is all quite special.”

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