Skipper Sarah Law praised her team after Edinburgh University Ladies ended a dream season with an emphatic victory in the BUCS Championship final at Twickenham on Thursday.

They defeated Northumbria University 48-5 at the home of English rugby to add to the BUCS Premier North league that they won earlier in the campaign.

Law, the scrum-half who controlled the match well, said: “To play at Twickenham could have been daunting for some, but the girls were focused right from the start.

“Northumbria really came at us in the first half and we had to work hard for our tries while after the break we managed to get our strike runners into things and they saw us home.

“I am so proud to lead this team and to finish the season in this way is just perfect.”

Edinburgh got off to a good start in the final and they nearly scored in the opening minutes, but centre Megan Gaffney was stopped just short of the try line.

In the ninth minute they did get the first points of the afternoon on the board when prop Katie Dougan barged her way over.

The score was unconverted, but the capital side kept on the attack and try number two came through Gaffney.

That was 10-0 and it stayed that way until the break.

After the interval six more tries came from Edinburgh and four conversions from Law.

The first was a cracking 40 metre run and finish from winger Rhona Lloyd and then she added another.

With 15 minutes to go Gaffney added her second and then stand-off Amy Walter went over.

Lloyd completed her hat-trick with a 50 metre burst and then Gaffney got her third before a late consolation by the English opponents.

Gaffney just pipped her Scotland team mate Lloyd to the Player of the Match award.

Megan Gaffney is pictured, photo from the BUCS Twitter feed

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