Fri 9 Mar 2018 | 08:50

6N Women: The Deciding Clash

6N Women: The Deciding Clash
Fri 9 Mar 2018 | 08:50

6N Women: The Deciding Clash

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They have each beaten Scotland and Italy comfortably. England did better than France against Scotland but France did much better against Italy – if that means anything.

Fixtures, Round 4

France vs England
Wales vs Italy
Ireland vs Scotland

Results

Round 1
 
France vs Ireland, 24-0
Wales vs Scotland, 18-17
England vs Italy, 42-7

Round 2
 
England vs Wales, 52-0
France vs Scotland, 26-3
Ireland vs Italy, 21-8

Round 3

England vs Scotland, 43-8
France vs Italy, 57-0
Ireland vs Wales, 35-12

Wales vs Italy at Principality Stadium on Sunday, 11 March 2018, kickoff at 11.45.

It's a glorious chance for the women to play in Principality Stadium, a curtainraiser to the men's match, which could result in a record attendance for a women's rugby match. The Welsh record for a women's match is 4 113. The world record is said to be the sold-out figure of 20 000 at Stade Jean Bouin, Stade Français' ground, for the 2014 Women's World Cup final.

Teams 

Wales: 15 Hannah Jones, 14 Jaz Joyce, 13 Kerin Lake, 12 Robyn Wilkins, 11 Jess Kavanagh-Williams, 10  Elinor Snowsill, 9 Keira Bevan, 8 Sioned Harries, 7 Beth Lewis, 6 Alisha Butchers, 5 Mel Clay, 4 Siwan Lillicrap, 3 Amy Evans, 2 Carys Phillips (captain), 1 Caryl Thomas 
Replacements: 16 Kelsey Jones, 17 Gwenllian Pyrs, 18 Meg York, 19 Natalia John, 20 Nia Elen Davies, 21 Jade Knight, 22 Alecs Donovan, 23 Lisa Neumann 

Italy: 15 Manuela Furlan, 14 Sofia Stefan, 13 Michela Sillari, 12 Beatrice Rigoni, 11 Maria Magatti, 10 Veronica Madia, 9 Sara Barattin, 8 Elisa Giordano, 7 Isabella Locatelli, 6 Giada Franco, 5 Giordana Duca, 4 Valentina Ruzza, 3 Lucia Gai, 2 Melissa Bettoni, 1 Gaia Giacomoli
Replacements: 16 Silvia Turani, 17 Eleonora Ricci, 18 Michela Merlo, 19 Elisa Pillotti, 20 Ilaria Arrighetti, 21 Beatrice Veronese, 22 Jessica Busato, 23 Aura Muzzo

Referee: Marie Lematte (France)
Assistant referees: Ben Breakspear (Wales), Tom Spurrier (Wales)
Television match official: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)
Assessor: Robert Davies (Wales)

Ireland vs Scotland at Donnybrook on Sunday, 11 March 2018, kick-off 13.00

Teams

Ireland: 15 Kim Flood, 14 Megan Williams, 13 Katie Fitzhenry, 12 Sene Naoupu, 11 Hannah Tyrrell, 10 Niamh Briggs, 9 Ailsa Hughes, 8 Paula Fitzpatrick, 7 Claire Molloy, 6 Ciara Griffin (captain), 5 Orla Fitzsimons, 4 Aoife McDermott, 3 Leah Lyons, 2 Cliodhna Moloney, 1 Lindsay Peat
Replacements: 16 Ciara O'Connor, 17 Laura Feely, 18 Fiona Reidy, 19 Ashleigh Baxter, 20 Edel McMahon, 21 Nicole Cronin, 22 Michelle Claffey, 23 Louise Galvin

Scotland: 15 Chloe Rollie, 14 Liz Musgrove, 13 Lisa Thomson, 12 Helen Nelson, 11 Hannah Smith, 10 Lisa Martin (captain), 9 Sarah Law, 8 Jade Konkel, 7 Rachel Malcolm, 6 Sarah Bonar, 5 Deborah McCormack, 4 Emma Wassell, 3 Megan Kennedy, 2 Lana Skeldon, 1 Siobhan McMillan
Replacements: 16 Jodie Rettie, 17 Katie Dougan, 18 Lindsey Smith, 19 Siobhan Cattigan, 20 Louise McMillan, 21 Jenny Maxwell, 22 Lauren Harris, 23 Rhona Lloyd

Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant referees: Dermot Blake (Ireland), Glenn Sheridan (Ireland)
Television match official: Stefano Pennè (Italy)
Assessor: Wayne Erickson (Australia)

France vs England at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, kick-off 20.00

The ground with its 20 000 capacity was nearly sold out by Thursday. This match promises to be a thriller, a match which France would do well to win, home ground notwithstanding. 

Sarah Hunter, the 103-times-capped captain, is back in the England side.

Teams

France: 15 Jessy Trémoulière, 14 Caroline Boujard, 13 Carla Niesen, 12 Le Pesq, 11 Cyrielle Banet, 10 Caroline Drouin, 9 Pauline Bourdon, 8 Romane Ménager, 7 Gaelle Hermet (captain), 6 Marjorie Mayans, 5 Audrey Forlani, 4 Safi N'Diaye, 3 Julie Duval, 2 Agathe Sochat, 1 Caroline Thomas 
Replacements: 16 Milena Soloch, 17 Lisa Arricastre, 18 Patricia Carricaburu, 19 Celine Ferer, 20 Fiona Lecat, 21 Yanna Rivoalen, 22 Camille Boudaud, 23 Marine Ménager

England: 15 Ellie Kildunne, 14 Abigail Dow, 13 Rachael Burford, 12 Amber Reed, 11 Danielle Waterman, 10 Katy Daley-Mclean (captain), 9 Leanne Riley, 8 Sarah Hunter, 7 Marlie Packer, 6 Poppy Cleall, 5 Tamara Taylor, 4 Abbie Scott, 3 Sarah Bern, 2 Amy Cokayne, 1 Vickii Cornborough
Replacements: 16 Lark Davies, 17 Rochelle Clark, 18 Justine Lucas, 19 Rowena Burnfield, 20 Izzy Noel-Smith, 21 Caity Mattinson, 22 Lagi Tuima, 23 Charlotte Pearce

Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)
Assistant referees: tba (France)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
Assessor: Robert Davies (Wales)
Citing commissioner: Francisco Grillo (Italy)

PV: 2
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