Six Nations Women, Round 2: Big Wins All Round
SIX NATIONS, ROUND TWO: After the close Round 1 results, those of Round 2 are the opposite – clear-cut wins by big margins.
The smallest winning margin was 19 points. In fact the average difference between victory and defeat was 32 points!
England’s massive 53-0 victory up in Edinburgh adds greatly to the making of the difference.
Results, Round 2
France vs Italy, 45-10
Ireland vs Wales, 31-12
England vs Scotland, 53-0
Results, Round 1
Ireland vs Scotland, 18-14
Italy vs Wales, 19-15
England vs France, 19-13
Log after Round 2
1. England – 9 points
2. Ireland – 9 points
3. France – 6 point
4. Italy – 4 points
5. Wales – 1 point
6. Scotland – 1 point
** England’s points’ difference is 59, Irelands’s 23.
France vs Italy at Stade Beaublanc, Limoges, France
In the only change to the French side of the week before, injured Gabrielle Vernier is replaced by Marie-Aurélie Castel.
Six tries to one probably tells the story. Italy in fact were full of effort in the first half though France ended it leading 24-10 but it was all France in the second half, which they won 21-0.
Tries: Audrey Forlani, Cyrielle Banet 2, Julie Annery, Penalty try, Laure Sansus
Cons: Jessy Trémoulière 4, Pauline Bourdon
Pen: Jessy Trémoulière
Try: Sara Barattin
Con: Michela Sillari
Pen: Michela Sillari
France: 15 Jessy Tremouliere, 14 Caroline Boujard, 13 Camille Boudaud, 12 Cyrielle Banet, 11 Nassira Kondé, 10 Pauline Bourdon, 9 Laure Sansus, 8 Romane Ménager, 7 Gaëlle Hermet, 6 Céline Ferer, 5 Madoussou Fall, 4 Audrey Forlani, 3 Annaëlle Deshaye, 2 Agathe Sochat, 1 Lise Arricastre
Replacements: 16 Caroline Thomas, 17 Maïlys Traore, 18 Clara Joyeux, 19 Safi N’Diaye, 20 Julie Annery, 21 Morgane Peyronnet, 22 Marie-Aurélie Castel, 23 Marine Ménager
Italy: 15 Vittoria Ostuni Minuzzi, 14 Maria Magatti, 13 Michela Sillari, 12 Beatrice Capomaggi, 11 Sofia Stefan, 10 Beatrice Rigoni, 9 Sara Barattin, 8 Elisa Giordano (captain), 7 Giada Franco, 6 Ilaria Arrighetti, 5 Giordana Duca, 4 Valeria, 3 Lucia Gai, 2 Melissa Bettoni, 1 Silvia Turani
Replacements: 16 Giulia Cerato, 17 Erika Skofca, 18 Michela Merlo, 19 Sara Tounesi, 20 Lucia Cammarano, 21 Francesca Sgorbini, 22 Laura Paganini, 23 Benedetta Mancini
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Nikki O’Donnell (England), Katherine Ritchie (England)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Scotland vs England at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland
Because of the wild weather, the match was moved from Scotstoun in Glasgow to Murrayfield a day later.
England started each half with a quick try – the first by prop Sarah Bern who crashed over after three minutes in the first half. England led 22-0 at half time and three minutes into the second half when Emily Scott threaded her way over for the first of her two tries.
Tries: Sarah Bern, Jess Breach, Abigail Dow, Emily Scott 2, Abigail Dow, Sarah Hunter, Claudia Macdonald
Cons: Emily Scarratt 5
Pen: Emily Scarratt
Scotland: 15 Chloe Rollie, 14 Rhona Lloyd, 13 Lisa Thomson, 12 Helen Nelson, 11 Evie Tonkin, 10 Sarah Law, 9. Mairi McDonald, 8 Jade Konkel, 7 Rachel McLachlan , 6 Rachel Malcolm (captain), 5 Sarah Bonar, 4 Emma Wassell, 3 Mairi Forsyth , 2 Lana Skeldon, 1 Leah Bartlett
Replacements: 16 Molly Wright, 17 Panashe Muzambe, 18 Lisa Cockburn, 19 Siobhan Cattigan, 20 Louise McMillan, 21 Rachel Law, 22 Annabel Sergeant, 23 Coreen Grant
England: 15 Emily Scott, 14 Abby Dow, 13 Emily Scarratt, 12 Amber Reed, 11 Jess Breach, 10 Zoe Harrison, 9 Natasha Hunt, 8 Sarah Hunter (captain), 7 Vicky Fleetwood, 6 Sarah Beckett, 5 Zoe Aldcroft, 4 Poppy Cleall, 3 Sarah Bern, 2 Amy Cokayne, 1 Hannah Botterman
Replacements: 16 Amy Cokayne, 17 Hannah Botterman, 18 Shaunagh Brown, 19 Harriet Millar-Mills, 20 Amelia Harper, 21 Claudia MacDonald, 22 Katy Daley-Mclean, 23 Sarah McKenna
Referee: Clara Munarini (Italy)
Assistant referees: Aurelie Groizeleau (France), Maria Giovanna Pacifico (Italy)
Television match official: Stefano Pennè (Italy)
Ireland vs Wales at Energia Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
Wales attacked first, but Ireland survived and then set up their own attack and the first try of the match by teenager Beibhinn Parsons.
By half-time Ireland led 17-5, Wales’s try coming just before the break when fullback Lauren Smyth nipped over in the left corner.
Wales got to 24-12 with over half-an-hour to play but then only other score was the penalty try that ended the match, as Ireland shoved Wales rapidly backwards.
The weather made it a tough afternoon for the players, as it got colder and colder as the final whistle approached.
Tries: Beibhinn Parsons, Cliodhna Moloney, Lauren Delany, Linda Djougang, Penalty try
Cons: Claire Keohane 2
tries: Lauren Smyth, Siwan Lillicrap
Con: Robyn Wilkins
Ireland: 15 Eimear Considine, 14 Lauren Delany, 13 Sene Naoupu, 12 Michelle Claffey, 11 Beibhinn Parsons, 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 Claire Keohane, 23. Laura Sheehan
Wales: 15 Lauren Smyth, 14 Jasmine Joyce, 13 Hannah Jones, 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 Natalia John, 3 Cerys Hale, 2 Kelsey Jones, 1 Gwenllian Pyrs
Replacements: 16 Molly Kelly, 17 Cara Hope, 18 Ruth Lewis, 19 Georgia Evans, 20 Alisha Butchers, 21 Manon Johnes, 22 Ffion Lewis, 23 Paige Randall
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Sara Cox (England), Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)