6N Women: Virus Gets Match Postponed
In Round 3 of the Women’s Six Nations, France thrashed Wales and England’s continue to dominate but the sad news was the postponement of Italy’s match against Scotland.
It was due to be played in Northern Italy on Sunday but the government decided it should be postponed as they try to contain the Corona-virus. They decided to suspend all sporting events in the Veneto and Lombardy regions. The intended venue for the match was Legnano, which is in Lombardy.
The intention is to reschedule the match.
At the iconic Cardiff Arms Park, France gave winless Wales a hiding. Surprisingly it is not a record score for France or against Wales, for France scored 765 against Scotland in 2013 and Wales conceded 83 against England in 1999.
And in Yorkshire’s Doncaster, England whitewashed previously unbeaten Ireland and are on track for a repeat of last season’ Grand Slam.
Results, Round 3
France vs Wales, 50-0
England vs Ireland, 27-0
Italy vs Scotland, postponed.
Log after Round 3
1. England – 14 points
2. France – 11 points
3. Ireland – 9 points
4. Italy – 4 points
5. Wales – 1 point
6. Scotland – 1 point
Results Round 1
Ireland vs Scotland, 18-14
Italy vs Wales, 19-15
England vs France, 19-13
Results Round 2
France vs Italy, 45-10
Ireland vs Wales, 31-12
England vs Scotland, 53-0
England vs Ireland at Castle Park, Doncaster, on Sunday, 23 February 2020.
England and Ireland were both unbeaten going into the is match, which made the size of England’s win a little surprising.
It took England just three minutes to start the scoring, when captain Sarah Hunter charged off the back of the scrum. Tries by Abby Dow, her fourth this campaign, Jess Breach and Vicky Fleetwood gave England a 22-0 lead at half-time.
The second half was a bit of an anticlimax with only score a try by fullback Sarah McKenna. And Detysha Harper won her first cap.
Tries: Sarah Hunter, Abby Dow, Jess Breach, Vicky Fleetwood, Sarah McKenna
Con: Emily Scarratt
England: 15 Sarah McKenna, 14 Abby Dow, 13 Emily Scarratt, 12 Amber Reed, 11 Jess Breach, 10 Katy Daley-Mclean, 9 Leanne Riley, 8 Sarah Hunter (captain), 7 Vicky Fleetwood, 6 Sarah Beckett, 5 Zoe Aldcroft, 4 Poppy Cleall, 3 Sarah Bern, 2 Lark Davies, 1 Vickii Cornborough
Replacements: 16 Amy Cokayne, 17 Detysha Harper, 18 Shaunagh Brown, 19 Harriet Millar-Mills, 20 Amelia Harper, 21 Natasha Hunt, 22 Zoe Harrison, 23 Emily Scott
Ireland: 15 Eimear Considine, 14 Lauren Delany, 13 Sene Naoupu, 12 Katie Fitzhenry, 11 Aoife Doyle, 10 Claire Keohane, 9 Kathryn Dane, 8 Anna Caplice, 7 Edel McMahon, 6 Ciara Griffin (captain),5 Judy Bobbett, 4 Aoife McDermott, 3 Linda Djougang,2 Cliodhna Moloney, 1 Lindsay Peat
Replacements: 16 Victoria Dabanovich-O’Mahony, 17 Laura Feely, 18 Leah Lyons, 19 Ciara Cooney, 20 Dorothy Wall, 21 Nicole Cronin, 22 Larissa Muldoon, 23 Hannah Tyrrell.
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Clara Munarini (Italy), Maria Giovanna Pacifico (Italy)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
Wales vs France at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday, 23 February 2020.
It did not look too bad at half-time when France led only 19-0 even if the writing was on the wall. In the second half they scored another five tries.
Seven of the French tries were scored by back. The forward to score was Safi N’Diaye, who crashed over from close quarters.
Tries: Safi N’Diaye, Julie Annery, Laure Sansus 2, Marine Ménager, Camille Boudaud, Cyrielle Banet 2
Cons Jessy Tremouliere 5
Wales: 15 Kayleigh Powell, 14 Caitlin Lewis, 13 Megan Webb, 12 Kerin Lake, 11 Lisa Neumann, 10 Robyn Wilkins, 9 Keira Bevan, 8 Siwan Lillicrap (captain), 7 Bethan Lewis, 6 Alisha Butchers, 5 Gwen Crabb, 4 Georgia Evans, 3 Cerys Hale, 2 Kelsey Jones, 1 Gwenllian Pyrs
Replacements: 16 Molly Kelly, 17 Cara Hope, 18 Ruth Lewis, 19 Robyn Lock, 20 Manon Johnes, 21 Ffion Lewis, 22 Courtney Keight, 23 Lauren Smyth
France: 15 Jessy Tremouliere, 14 Cyrielle Banet, 13 Coralie Bertrand, 12 Morgane Peyronnet, 11 Marine Ménager, 10 Pauline Bourdon, 9 Laure Sansus, 8 Gaëlle Hermet, 7 Coumba Diallo, 6 Julie Annery, 5 Audrey Forlani, 4 Safi N’Diaye, 3 Clara Joyeux, 2 Agathe Sochat, 1 Maïlys Traore
Replacements: 16 Laure Touyé, 17 Lise Arricastre, 18 Yllana Brosseau, 19 Lenaig Corson, 20 Céline Ferer, 21 Yanna Rivoalen, 22 Camille Boudaud, 23 Caroline Boujard
Referee: Nikki O’Donnell (England)
Assistant referees: Laura Pettingale (England), Clare Daniels (England)
Television match official: Claire Hodnett (England)
Citing commissioner: Tim Lowry (Ireland)
Italy vs Scotland at Stadio Giovanni Mari on Sunday, 23 February 2020. POSTPONED