The new Tyrrell's Premier 15s women's competition kick starts on September 16. Down at the preseason launch, everyone seems pretty excited. Nigel Melville, the RFU's director of professional rugby said: "It's about raising the bar, giving the players the support they need to move things forward -- better coaching, s&c, analysis. There was a gap between our international team and the club leagues and we want to fill that gap. I'm so excited I think it's fantastic."

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