Amy Cokayne among Harlequins players celebrating with Premier 15s trophy
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RAF's Amy Cokayne Scores Twice In Premier 15s Rugby Final

Amy Cokayne among Harlequins players celebrating with Premier 15s trophy

Two top Armed Forces rugby union players featured in Harlequins' squad as the team won the Premier 15s final.

The side defeated Saracens 24-17 at the Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.

The Royal Air Force's Amy Cokayne scored twice, while the British Army's Alexandra Eddie started on the bench as Harlequins won their first-ever Premier 15s title.

The win ended Quins' bad luck in finals, after they lost the previous two to Saracens.

Cokayne played a major part in the win and took the headlines with two important tries.

Both of her tries came from close to the tryline with the Air Force player powering over to score.

After the match, Cokayne dedicated the win to her supporters in the RAF and made a playful joke about the RAF beating the Army in the Inter Service in Gloucester in 2019.

Prior to the match, both Cokayne and Eddie said their military knowledge would help them on the pitch.

Cokayne said: "The relationship between being in the military and playing sports such as rugby is really improving.

"The more girls we can get involved in doing that will just increase the standard of probably both the Premier 15s and military rugby.

"The Air Force have played such a huge part in allowing me to live the life I live and to really put everything I can into rugby, so to get to the final and represent the Air Force is a huge honour."

Meanwhile, Eddie explained: "Over the past few seasons, it's become more and more competitive.

"The RAF beat the Army last time out in the Inter Services and I think there's more and more players playing in the Premier 15s, so it's only a good thing and is going from strength to strength.

"We've been training all year to do our best.

"At the same time, we've got that military training and the will to win so we're going to go out there and put on a really physical display."

Cover image: PA/Alamy.