Ireland Women win Six Nations

Date published: March 22 2015

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The Ireland Women were in inspirational form against Scotland, relentlessly piling on the points to secure a record 73-3 win and the title.

A second Championship and Triple Crown in three years were the rewards for Niamh Briggs and her team-mates who at their clinical best throughout this one-sided game at Broadwood Stadium.

Tom Tierney's side led 37-3 at half-time and ran in 11 tries in all, including an Alison Miller hat-trick, to win the title on points scoring difference ( 113), ahead of last year's winners France ( 69). The girls in green needed a 27-point winning margin to edge out the French.

Scotland rallied in the closing stages, but Ireland take huge pride in their defence – they were the 2015 Championship's best defenders with just three tries and 26 points conceded – and the all-action Murphy, Molloy and replacement Sene Naoupu tackled tigerishly right to the end.

Fittingly, Tierney's charges finished with a flourish as they confirmed themselves as the Championship's top points and try scorers (139 points and 20 tries).

Winger Alison Miller grabbed a hat-trick while inspirational full-back Niamh Briggs, winning her 50th cap, finished with 18 points off the tee.

With thanks to the Irish Rugby website

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