6N Women: Red Roses Bloom in March!
Unbeaten England played unbeaten Italy at Sandy Park in Exeter on Friday. Now England are the only unbeaten team in the Women’s Six Nations.
The Red Roses are well set for the Grand Slam as their last opponents are Scotland who have not won a match this year – unbeaten vs winless.
France, last year’s winner with a Grand Chelem, have a theoretic chance of winning the championship -0 but it is only a theory. It’s not going to happen!
England did not just win. They hammered Italy 55-0, and Italy are a strong side.
England vs Ireland, 51-7
France vs Wales, 52-3
Italy vs Scotland, 28-7
Italy vs Wales, 3-3
Ireland vs Scotland, 22-5
England vs France, 41-26
England vs Wales, 51-12
France vs Scotland, 41-10
Italy vs Ireland, 29-27
Wales vs Scotland, 17-15
England vs Italy, 55-0
France vs Ireland, 47-17
Fixtures for Round 5
England vs Scotland at Twickenham
Wales vs Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park
Italy vs France at Stadio Plebiscito, Padua
Log after Round 4
1. England with 20 points
2. France with 16 points
3. Italy with 12 points
4. Ireland with 7 points
5. Wales with 6 points
6. Scotland with 1 point
Round 4 Details
England vs Italy at Sandy Park, Exeter
Nine tries. England, who led 21-0 at half-time, scored nine tries in this match before over 10 00 spectators down in Exeter.
Tries: Breach 2, Davies, Hunter, Bern, Packer, Cornborough, Scott, Fleetwood
Cons: Harrison, Daley-Mclean 4
England: 15 Sarah McKenna, 14 Jess Breach, 13 Emily Scarratt, 12 Zoe Harrison, 11 Kelly Smith, 10 Katy Daley-Mclean, 9 Leanne Riley, 8 Sarah Hunter (captain), 7 Marlie Packer, 6 Sarah Beckett, 5 Abbie Scott, 4 Catherine O’Donnell,3 Sarah Bern, 2 Lark Davies, 1 Vickii Cornborough
Replacements: 16 Vicky Fleetwood, 17 Hannah Botterman, 18 Shaunagh Brown, 19 Poppy Cleall, 20 Jo Brown, 21 Natasha Hunt, 22 Rachael Burford, 23 Emily Scott
Italy: 15 Manuela Furlan (captain), 14 Aura Muzzo, 13 Michela Sillari, 12 Jessica Busato, 11 Sofia Stefan, 10 Beatrice Rigoni, 9 Sara Barattin, 8 Elisa Giordano, 7 Giada Franco, 6 Ilaria Arrighetti, 5 Giordana Duca, 4 Valentina Ruzza, 3 Lucia Gai, 2 Melissa Bettoni, 1 Gaia Giacomoli
Replacements: 16 Lucia Cammarano, 17 Silvia Turani, 18 Sara Tounesi, 19 Valeria Fedrighi, 20 Francesca Sberna, 21 Francesca Sgorbini, 22 Maria Magatti, 23 Camilla Sarasso
Referee: Aurélie Groizeleau (France)
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Sara Cox (England)
Television match official: Éric Gauzins (France)
Timekeeper: Eric Bullion (England)
Assessor: Steven Harland (England)
Scotland vs Wales at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
With three minutes to play Scotland led 15-10 and playing into the stiff wind. Then Siwan Lillicrap scored the try near the posts and Lleucu George kicked the conversion for a Welsh victory.
At half-time the score was 10-all.
Scotland’s fullback, Chloe Rollie, scored first in the second half, for Scotland ended the match defeated, after scoring three tries to two. It was a hard night for goal-kickers with rain and swirling wind.
Tries: Beth Lewis, Siwan Lillicrap
Con: Lleucu George 2
Pen: Robyn Wilkins
Tries: Jade Konkel, Sarah Bonar, Chloe Rollie
Scotland: 15 Chloe Rollie, 14 Rhona Lloyd, 13 Hannah Smith, 12 Lisa Thomson (captain), 11 Annabel Sergeant, 10 Helen Nelson, 9 Mhairi Grieve, 8 Jade Konkel, 7 Rachel McLachlan, 6 Rachel Malcolm, 5 Sarah Bonar, 4 Emma Wassell, 3 Mairi Forsyth, 2 Lana Skeldon, 1 Megan Kennedy
Replacements: 16 Jodie Rettie, 17 hhLisa Cockburn, 18 Katie Dougan, 19 Nicola Howat, 20 Debs McCormack, 21 Jenny Maxwell, 22 Lisa Martin, 23 Abi Evans
Wales: 15 Lauren Smyth, 14 Jasmine Joyce, 13 Hannah Jones, 12 Lleucu George, 11 Jess Kavanagh, 10 Robyn Wilkins, 9 Keira Bevan, 8 Siwan Lillicrap, 7 Alex Callender, 6 Bethan Lewis, 5 Mel Clay, 4 Gwen Crabb, 3 Amy Evans, 2 Carys Phillips (captain), 1 Caryl Thomas
Replacements: 16 Kelsey Jones, 17 Cara Hope, 18 Cerys Hale, 19 Alisha Butchers, 20 Manon Johnes, 21 Ffion Lewis, 22 Lisa Neumann, 23 Elinor Snowsill
Referee: Rebecca Mahoney (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Katherine Ritchie (England), tba (Scotland)
Television match official: Stefano Roscini (Italy)
Ireland vs France at Energia Park, Donnybrook, Dublin
Seven tries to three says it all and added to that Jessy Trémoulière celebrated her return from injury
Tries: Caroline Thomas, Ian Jason, Lise Arricastre, Caroline Boujard, Romane Ménager, Audrey Forlani, Marine Ménager
Cons: Jessy Trémoulière 6
Tries: Ciara Griffin, Claire Molloy, Sene Naoupu
Con: Nicole Fowley
Ireland: 15 Lauren Delany, 14 Eimear Considine, 13 Enya Breen, 12 Sene Naoupu, 11 Alison Miller, 10 Nicole Fowley, 9 Kathryn Dane, 8 Claire McLaughlin, 7 Claire Molloy, 6 Ciara Griffin (captain), 5 Juliet Short, 4 Nichola Fryday, 3 Fiona Reidy, 2 Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird, 1 Laura Feely
Replacements: 16 Emma Hooban, 17 Lindsay Peat, 18 Linda Djougang, 19 Anna Caplice, 20 Claire Boles, 21 Nicole Cronin, 22 Ellen Murphy, 23 Megan Williams
France: 15 Jessy Trémoulière, 14 Caroline Boujard, 13 Yolaine Yengo, 12 Gabrielle Vernier, 11 Ian Jason, 10 Pauline Bourdon, 9 Yanna Rivoalen, 8 Romane Ménager, 7 Coumba Diallo, 6 Gaëlle Hermet (captain), 5 Audrey Forlani, 4 Céline Ferer, 3 Clara Joyeux, 2 Caroline Thomas, 1 Lise Arricastre
Replacements: 16 Laure Touye, 17 Dhia Maylis Traore, 18 Chloe Pelle, 19 Laetitia Bobo, 20 Fiona Lecat, 21 Emma Coudert, 22 Camille Imart, 23 Marine Ménager
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant referees: Nikki O’Donnell (England), Dermot Blake Ireland
Television match official: Claire Hodnett (England)
Assessor: Wayne Erickson (Australia)