Mon 25 Feb 2019 | 01:10

England, Italy Unbeaten in Women's Six Nations

England, Italy Unbeaten in Women's Six Nations
Mon 25 Feb 2019 | 01:10
England, Italy Unbeaten in Women's Six Nations
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In the Women’s Six Nations Championship. England and Italy remain unbeaten.

England have won all three without any real challenge. Italy have won two and drawn with Wales. England and Italy meet in Exeter in Round 4.

Results

Round 1
England vs Ireland, 51-7 in Ireland
France vs Wales, 52-3 in France
Italy vs Scotland, 28-7 in Italy

Round 2
Italy vs Wales, 3-3
Ireland vs Scotland, 22-5
England vs France, 41-26

Round 3
England vs Wales, 51-12
France vs Scotland, 41-10
Italy vs Ireland, 29-27

Fixtures

Round 4
Scotland vs Wales at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
England vs Italy at Sandy Park, Exeter
Ireland vs France at Energia Park, Donnybrook, Dublin

Round 5
England vs Scotland at Twickenham
Wales vs Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Italy vs France at Stadio Plebiscito, Padua

Round 3 Details

Wales vs England

Yet another huge victory for England, this time on the ancient turf of Cardiff Arms Park. At half-time the Red Roses led 29-5.

Abby Dow’s try was remarkable as she ran some 50 metres right next to the tight touchline, shrugging off defender after defender.

Scorers

For England:
Tries: Sarah Bern 2, Jess Breach 2, Marlie Packer, Catherine O’Donnell, Abby Dow, Sarah Beckett, Katey Daley-Mclean
Cons: Zoe Harrison 3

For Wales:
Tries: Jess Kavanagh, Cerys Hale
Cons: Robyn Wilkins

Teams

Wales: 15 Elinor Snowsill, 14 Jasmine Joyce, 13 Hannah Jones, 12 Hannah Bluck, 11 Jess Kavanagh, 10 Robyn Wilkins, 9 Keira Bevan, 8 Siwan Lillicrap, 7 Alex Callender, 6 Bethan Lewis, 5 Gwen Crabb, 4 Mel Clay, 3 Amy Evans, 2 Carys Phillips (captain), 1 Caryl Thomas
Replacements: 16 Kelsey Jones, 17 Cara Hope, 18 Cerys Hale, 19 Natalia John, 20 Alisha Butchers, 21 Ffion Lewis, 22 Lisa Neumann, 23 Lauren Smyth

England: 15 Sarah McKenna, 14 Abby Dow, 13 Rachael Burford, 12 Zoe Harrison, 11 Jess Breach, 10 Katy Daley-Mclean, 9 Natasha Hunt, 8 Poppy Cleall, 7 Marlie Packer, 6 Sarah Beckett, 5 Abbie Scott, 4 Catherine O’Donnell,3 Sarah Bern, 2 Amy Cokayne, 1 Vickii Cornborough
Replacements: 16 Lark Davies, 17 Hannah Botterman, 18 Shaunagh Brown, 19 Jo Brown, 20 Sarah Hunter, 21 Claudia Macdonald, 22 Carys Williams, 23 Emily Scott

Referee: Clara Munarini (Italy)
Assistant referees: Maria Pacifico (Italy), Kelvin Short (Wales)
Television match official: Leo Colgan (Ireland)

France vs Scotland

At half-time France led 24-5.

Scorers

For France:
Tries: Gabrielle Vernier 3, Pauline Bourdon, Doriane Constanty, Caroline Boujard, Ian Jason
Cons: Pauline Bourdon 3

For Scotland:
Tries: Rhona Lloyd, Emma Wassell

Teams

France: 15 Doriane Constanty, 14 Léa Murie, 13 Marine Ménager, 12 Gabrielle Vernier, 11 Ian Jason, 10 Emma Coudert, 9 Pauline Bourdon, 8 Romane Ménager, 7 Coumba Diallo, 6 Gaëlle Hermet (captain), 5 Audrey Forlani, 4 Safi N’Diaye, 3 Clara Joyeux, 2 Caroline Thomas, 1 Dhia Maylis Traore
Replacements: 16 Laure Touye, 17 Lise Arricastre, 18 Sabine Argagnon, 19 Lénaïg Corson, 20 Céline Ferer, 21 Yanna Rivoalen, 22 Camille Imart, 23 Caroline Boujard

Scotland: 15 Chloe Rollie, 14 Rhona Lloyd, 13 Hannah Smith, 12 Lisa Thomson (captain), 11 Annabel Sergeant, 10 Helen Nelson, 9 Sarah Law, 8 Jade Konkel, 7 Rachel McLachlan, 6 Sarah Bonar, 5 Nicola Howat, 4 Emma Wassell, 3 Megan Kennedy, 2 Lana Skeldon, 1 Lisa Cockburn
Replacements: 16 Jodie Rettie, 17 Katie Dougan, 18 Mairi Forsyth, 19 Lucy Winter, 20 Debs McCormack, 21 Jenny Maxwell, 22 Lisa Martin, 23 Abi Evans

Referee: Sara Cox (England)
Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), tba (France)
Television match official: Claire Hodnett (England)

Italy vs Ireland

It was close all the way. At half-time the score was 22-all. With ten minutes to play, Laura Sheehan scored for Ireland to make the score 29-27 with the conversion to come, but the conversion went astray. Each side scored four tries.

Scorers

For Italy:
Tries: Aura Muzzo, Giada Franco 2, Sofia Stefan
Cons: Michela Sillari 2
Pen: Michela Sillari

For Ireland:
Tries: Eimear Considine 2, Anna Caplice, Laura Sheehan
Cons: Nicole Fowley 2
Pen: Eimar Considine

Teams

Italy: 15 Manuela Furlan (captain), 14 Aura Muzzo, 13 Michela Sillari, 12 Beatrice Rigoni, 11 Sofia Stefan, 10 Veronica Madia, 9 Sara Barattin, 8 Elisa Giordano, 7 Giada Franco, 6 Ilaria Arrighetti, 5 Giordana Duca, 4 Valeria Fedrighi, 3 Lucia Gai, 2 Melissa Bettoni, 1 Silvia Turani
Replacements: 16 Lucia Cammarano, 17 Silvia Turani, 18 Sara Tounesi, 19 Valentina Ruzza, 20 Francesca Sberna, 21 Francesca Sgorbini, 22 Jessica Busato, 23 Camilla Sarasso

Ireland: 15 Lauren Delany, 14 Eimear Considine, 13 Sene Naoupu, 12 Michelle Claffey, 11 Alison Miller, 10 Nicole Fowley, 9 Ailsa Hughes, 8 Ciara Griffin (captain), 7 Claire Molloy, 6 Anna Caplice, 5 Nichola Fryday, 4 Aoife McDermott, 3 Leah Lyons, 2 Emma Hooban, 1 Laura Feely
Replacements: 16 Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird, 17 Lindsay Peat, 18 Fiona Reidy, 19 Claire Boles, 20 Claire McLaughlin, 21 Ailsa Hughes, 22 Ellen Murphy, 23 Laura Sheehan

Referee: Laura Pettingale (England)
Assistant referees: Aurélie Groizeleau (France), tba (Italy)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

PV: 76


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