Women’s Six Nations wrap: England claim Gland Slam

Date published: March 19 2017

England claimed the Grand slam as well as the Six Nations title after beating Ireland in Dublin while there were wins for Scotland and France as well.

Scotland 14-12 Italy

Scotland claimed a 14-12 win over Italy in the final round of the tournament.

Scotland and Italy both scored two tries but the difference between them was hooker Lana Skeldon who got both of her conversions whereas Italy missed theirs.

Italy took the early lead when hooker Melissa Bettoni scored two early tries in the first 20 minutes which looked as though they might have already wrapped up the game if they kept their momentum.

Scotland full-back Chloe Rollie had other ideas and scored two just before the end of the first half to make the score 14-12. The score stayed that way for the rest of the game.

Scotland leap frog Wales to finish in fourth place on the points table while Italy cop the wooden spoon after not winning a single game.

For Scotland:
Rollie 2
Cons: Skeldon 2

For Italy:
Bettoni 2
Con: Sillari

Scotland: 15 Chloe Rollie, 14 Megan Gaffney, 13 Lisa Thomson, 12 Lisa Martin (c), 11 Rhona Lloyd, 10 Helen Nelson, 9 Sarah Law, 8 Jade Konkel, 7 Louise McMillan, 6 Jemma Forsyth, 5 Deborah McCormack, 4 Emma Wassell, 3 Katie Dougan, 2 Lana Skeldon, 1 Tracy Balmer
Replacements: 16 Rachel Malcolm, 17 Heather Lockhart, 18 Lindsey Smith, 19 Sarah Bonar, 20 Lyndsay O’Donnell, 21 Jenny Maxwell, 22 Lauren Harris, 23 Eilidh Sinclair

Italy: 15 Manuela Furlan, 14 Michela Sillari, 13 Maria Grazia Cioffi, 12 Sofia Stefan, 11 Maria Magatti, 10 Beatrice Rigoni, 9 Sara Barattin (c), 8 Elisa Giordano, 7 Lucia Cammarano, 6 Ilaria Arrighetti, 5 Alice Trevisan, 4 Isabellla Locatelli, 3 Marta Ferrrari, 2 Melissa Bettoni, 1 Elisa Cucchiella
Replacements: 16 Lucia Gai, 17 Gaia Giacomoli, 18 Michela Este, 19 Elisa Pillotti, 20 Valeria Fedrighi, 21 Veronica Madia, 22 Elisa Bonaldo, 23 Paola Zangirolami

Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant Referees: Helen O’Reilly (Ireland), Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (France)

England 34-7 Ireland

England claimed the Grandslam after beating Ireland 34-7 in Dublin.

The Roses outplayed their rivals after scoring five tries to Ireland's one. England dominated proceedings after winger Amy Wilson-Hardy scored in the 16th minute. 

The visitor's other tries came through Emily Scarratt, Amy Cokayne, Laura Keates and Lydia Thompson.

Ireland would score their first points of the game in the 68th minute through a try from hooker Leah Lyons.

England finishes on top of the table with 27 points after winning every single game this competition while Ireland finishes second after England being their first loss.

For Ireland:
Cons: Stapleton

For England:
Wilson-Hardy, Keates, Cokayne, Scarratt, Thompson
Cons: Scarratt 3
Pen: Scarratt

Ireland: 15 Mairead Coyne, 14 Kim Flood, 13 Jenny Murphy, 12 Claire McLaughlin, 11 Eimear Considine, 10 Nora Stapleton, 9 Mary Healy, 8 Paula Fitzpatrick (c), 7 Claire Molloy, 6 Ciara Griffin, 5 Marie Louise Reilly, 4 Sophie Spence, 3 Ailis Egan, 2 Leah Lyons, 1 Lindsay Peat
Replacements: 16 Ciara O’Connor, 17 Ilse van Staden, 18 Ruth O’Reilly, 19 Ciara Cooney, 20 Nichola Fryday, 21 Larissa Muldoon, 22 Nikki Caughey, 23 Louise Galvin

England: 15 Danielle Waterman, 14 Amy Wilson Hardy, 13 Emily Scarratt, 12 Amber Reed, 11 Kay Wilson, 10 Emily Scott, 9 La Toya Mason, 8 Sarah Hunter (c), 7 Marlie Packer, 6 Alex Matthews, 5 Harriet Millar-Mills, 4 Tamara Taylor, 3 Justine Lucas, 2 Amy Cokayne, 1 Rochelle Clark
Replacements: 16 Vicky Fleetwood, 17 Vickii Cornborough, 18 Laura Keates, 19 Poppy Cleall, 20 Izzy Noel-Smith, 21 Bianca Blackburn, 22 Rachael Burford, 23 Lydia Thompson

Referee: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)
Assistant Referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)
TMO: Neil Patterson (Scotland)

France 39-19 Wales

France finished off their Six Nations with a 39-19 win over Wales in Brive.

French full-back Jessy Tremouliere starred in the game after scoring 19 points in her side's win. France scored five tries through Caroline Ladagnous, Caroline Boujard, Lise Arricastre and Audrey Forlani.

Wales scored three tries themselves including a brace from prop Amy Evans but it was enough to unseat the French at home.

France now finishes third on the overall table while Wales drop to fifth after the loss.

For France:
Tremouliere, Ladagnous, Boujard, Arricastre, Forlani
Cons: Tremouliere 4
Pens: Tremouliere 2

For Wales:
Evans 2, Powell-Hughes
Cons: Wilkins 2

France: 15 Jessy Tremouliere, 14 Chloé Pelle, 13 Caroline Ladagnous, 12 Elodie Poublan, 11 Caroline Boujard, 10 Caroline Drouin, 9 Jade Le Pesq, 8 Safi N’Diaye, 7 Romane Menager, 6 Marjorie Mayans, 5 Audrey Forlani, 4 Celine Ferer, 3 Julie Duval, 2 Gaelle Mignot (c), 1 Lise Arricastre
Replacements: 16 Wendy Divoux, 17 Arkya Aït Labib, 18 Lenaig Corson, 19 Gaëlle Hermet, 20 Yanna Rivoalen, 21 Audrey Abadie, 22 Carla Neisen, 23 Patricia Carricaburu

Wales: 15 Elinor Snowsill, 14 Jasmine Joyce, 13 Gemma Rowland, 12 Rebecca de Filippo, 11 Adi Taviner, 10 Robyn Wilkins, 9 Sian Moore, 8 Shona Powell-Hughes, 7 Rachel Taylor, 6 Sioned Harries, 5 Melissa Clay, 4 Rebecca Rowe, 3 Amy Evans, 2 Carys Phillips (c), 1 Caryl Thomas
Replacements: 16 Lowri Harries, 17 Cerys Hale, 18 Catrin Edwards, 19 Siwan Lillicrap, 20 Alisha Butchers, 21 Keira Bevan, 22 Jodie Evans, 23 Jessica Kavanagh-Williams

Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Marie Lematte (France), TBC
TMO: Sean Davey (England)