Women: Tiny Draw in Lecce, Big Win in Doncaster
After just two matches England have scored 92 points and they are the only team in the Six Nations with two wins out of two. In their two matches, the Red Roses have scored 15 tries.
England vs Ireland, 51-7 in Ireland
France vs Wales, 52-3 in France
Italy vs Scotland, 28-7 in Italy
Italy vs Wales, 3-3
Ireland vs Scotland, 22-5
England vs France, 41-26
England vs France
France won the championship in 2018 but up in Yorkshire England were 24-0 up by half-time. That means that France actually won the second half but by not nearly enough.
Katy Daley-Mclean passed 500 points for England in her great career.
It was a part of three big wins over France on the same weekend.
Tries: Jess Breach 2, Poppy Cleall 2, Kelly Smith, Hannah Botterman, Catherine O’Donnell
Cons: Katy Daley-Mclean 3
Tries: Safi Ndiaye, Pauline Bourdon 2, Romane Ménager
Cons: Pauline Bourdon 2, Camille Imart
England: 15 Sarah McKenna, 14 Jess Breach, 13 Emily Scarratt, 12 Tatyana Heard, 11 Kelly Smith, 10 Katy Daley-Mclean, 9 Leanne Riley,8 Sarah Hunter (captain), 7 Poppy Leitch, 6 Poppy Cleall, 5 Abbie Scott, 4 Catherine O’Donnell,3 Sarah Bern, 2 Lark Davies, 1 Vickii Cornborough
Replacements: 16 Amy Cokayne, 17 Hannah Botterman, 18 Shaunagh Brown, 19 Rowena Burnfield, 20 Sarah Beckett, 21 Natasha Hunt, 22 Zoe Harrison, 23 Emily Scott
France: 15 Caroline Boujard, 14 Ian Jason, 13 Marine Ménager, 12 Gabrielle Vernier, 11 Léa Murie, 10 Camille Imart, 9 Pauline Bourdon, 8 Romane Ménager, 7 Céline Ferer, 6 Gaëlle Hermet (captain), 5 Safi N’Diaye, 4 Lénaïg Corson, 3 Clara Joyeux, 2 Caroline Thomas, 1 Lise Arricastre
Replacements: 16 Agathe Sochat, 17 Dhia Maylis Traore, 18 Sabine Argagnon, 19 Audrey Forlani, 20 Coumba Diallo, 21 Yanna Rivoalen, 22 Laurianne Lissar, 23 Doriane Constanty
Referee: Tim Baker (Hong Kong)
Assistant referees: Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Nikki O’Donnell (England)
Television match official: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assessor: Gareth Thomas (Wales)
Italy vs Wales
A rare score in these lavish times – Italy and Wales drew 3-all in Lecce on Saturday night. Wales scored theirs in the first half, Italy theirs in the second.
Pen: Michela Sillari
Pen: Robyn Wilkins
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 Valentina Ruzza, 3 Lucia Gai, 2 Melissa Bettoni, 1 Silvia Turani
Replacements: 16 Gaia Giacomoli, 17 Elena Serilli, 18 Sara Tounesi, 19 Valeria Fedrighi, 20 Lucia Cammarano, 21 Francesca Sberna, 22 Jessica Busato, 23 Camilla Sarasso
Wales: 15 Lauren Smyth, 14 Jasmine Joyce, 13 Hannah Jones, 12 Alicia McComish, 11 Lisa Neumann, 10 Robyn Wilkins, 9 Keira Bevan, 8 Siwan Lillicrap, 7 Bethan Lewis, 6 Manon Johnes, 5 Gwen Crabb, 4 Natalia John, 3 Amy Evans, 2 Carys Phillips (captain), 1 Caryl Thomas
Replacements: 16 Kelsey Jones, 17 Cara Hope, 18 Cerys Hale, 19 Alisha Butchers, 20 Alex Callender , 21 Ffion Lewis, 22 Elinor Snowsill, 23 Jess Kavanagh
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Ian Tempest (England), tba (Italy)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
Scotland vs Ireland
It was wet, windy and cold at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow on Friday night when a strong second enabled Ireland to bounce back from their heavy defeat against England’s to beat the Scots, scoring four tries to one.
For the Scots is was their second defeat following last weekend’s home defeat against Italy.
Ireland scored first, Scotland drew level and at half-time Ireland led 10-5. Two unanswered tries in the second half ensured an Irish victory.
Back from last season’s broken leg, wing Allison Miller celebrated with the first try of the second half.
Tries: Aoife McDermott, Leah Lyons, Alison Miller, Anna Caplice
Con: Nicole Fowley
Try: Hannah Smith
Scotland: 15 Chloe Rollie, 14 Liz Musgrove, 13 Hannah Smith, 12 Lisa Thomson (captain), 11 Annabel Sergeant, 10 Helen Nelson, 9 Mhairi Grieve, 8 Sarah Bonar, 7 Rachel McLachlan, 6 Rachel Malcolm, 5 Deborah McCormack, 4 Emma Wassell, 3 Megan Kennedy, 2 Lana Skeldon, 1 Lisa Cockburn
Replacements: 16 Jodie Rettie, 17 Katie Dougan, 18 Mairi Forsyth, 19 Sophie Anderson, 20 Nicola Howat, 21 Sarah Law, 22 Lisa Martin, 23 Rhona Lloyd
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 Linda Djougang, 18 Fiona Reidy, 19 Claire Boles, 20 Claire McLaughlin, 21 Kathryn Dane, 22 Ellen Murphy, 23 Megan Williams
Referee: Maria Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
Assistant referees: Clara Munarini (Italy), tba (Scotland)
Television match official: Stefano Roscini (Italy)