Women’s Six Nations wrap: Seven-try Wilson shines

Date published: March 12 2017

There were wins for Ireland, England and France in the Women's Six Nations over the weekend, as Kay Wilson starred with seven tries.

Wales 7-12 Ireland

Ireland edged Wales 12-7 at Cardiff Arms Park for a fourth straight win in the Championship, setting up a mouth-watering clash with England.

Lindsey Peat and Hannah Tyrrell scored Ireland's tries while Shona Powell-Hughes went over for Wales, who remain on just one win thus far.

The scorers:

For Wales:
Try: Powell-Hughes
Con: Wilkins

For Ireland:
Tries: Peat, Tyrrell
Con: Stapleton

Wales: 15 Dyddgu Hywel, 14 Elen Evans, 13 Kerin Lake, 12 Rebecca de Filippo, 11 Adi Taviner, 10 Robyn Wilkins, 9 Keira Bevan, 8 Shona Powell-Hughes, 7 Rachel Taylor, 6 Sioned Harries, 5 Mel Clay, 4 Rebecca Rowe, 3 Amy Evans, 2 Carys Phillips (c), 1 Caryl Thomas
Replacements: 16 Lowri Harries, 17 Cerys Hale, 18 Gwenllian Pyrs, 19 Siwan Lillicrap, 20 Alisha Butchers, 21 Rhiannon Parker, 22 Elinor Snowsill, 23 Gemma Rowland

Ireland: 15 Kim Flood, 14 Hannah Tyrrell, 13 Jenny Murphy, 12 Sene Naoupu, 11 Alison Miller, 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 Mairead Coyne

Referee: Claire Hodnett (England)
Assistant Referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), Simon Rees (Wales)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (France)

England 64-0 Scotland

England wing Kay Wilson scored a record seven tries as they thumped Scotland on Saturday, winning 64-0 at the Twickenham Stoop.

Wilson was in outstanding form while hooker Amy Cokayne also impressed with her hat-trick. Danielle Waterman and Emily Scarratt added England's other crossings, with centre Scarratt converting two of the twelve tries.

The win sets up a Grand Slam decider with Ireland in Dublin next week.

The scorers:

For England:
Tries: Wilson 7, Cokayne 3, Waterman, Scarratt
Cons: Scarratt 2

England: 15 Danielle Waterman, 14 Lydia Thompson, 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 Tamara Taylor, 4 Harriet Millar-Mills, 3 Justine Lucas, 2 Amy Cokayne, 1 Rochelle Clark
Replacements: 16 Vicky Fleetwood, 17 Vickii Cornborough, 18 Sarah Bern, 19 Poppy Cleall, 20 Izzy Noel-Smith, 21 Bianca Blackburn, 22 Rachael Burford, 23 Sarah McKenna

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

Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Sara Cox (England), Nikki O’Donnell
TMO: Stefano Pennè (Italy)

Italy 5-28 France

France picked up their second victory of this year's Women's Six Nations after they beat Italy 28-5 at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Sunday.

A brace of tries from Caroline Ladagnous and one apiece from Romane Ménager and Élodie Poublan saw the visitors seal the five points.

Italy's only score came from Michela Este as they suffered a fourth successive defeat in the Championship, leaving them five points adrift.

The scorers:

For Italy:
Try: Este

For France:
Tries: Ladagnous 2, Ménager, Poublan
Con: Abadie
Pens: Abadie 2

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 Isabella Locatelli, 6 Lucia Cammarano, 5 Alice Trevisan, 4 Elisa Pillotti, 3 Marta Ferrari, 2 Melissa Bettoni, 1 Elisa Cucchiella
Replacements: 16 Lucia Jha, 17 Gaia Giacomoli, 18 Michela Este, 19 Ilaria Arrighetti, 20 Valeria Fedrighi, 21 Veronica Madia, 22 Elisa Bonaldo, 23 Paola Zangirolami

France: 15 Shannon Izar, 14 Camille Grassineau, 13 Caroline Ladagnous, 12 Elodie Poublan, 11 Caroline Boujard, 10 Audrey Abadie, 9 Yanna Rivoalen, 8 Safi N’Diaye, 7 Romane Ménager, 6 Marjorie Mayans, 5 Audrey Forlani, 4 Céline Ferer, 3 Julie Duval, 2 Gaëlle Mignot (c), 1 Lise Arricastre
Replacements: 16 Caroline Thomas, 17 Rkia Aït Labib, 18 Lénaig Corson, 19 Gaëlle Hermet, 20 Jade Le Pesq, 21 Caroline Drouin, 22 Jessy Trémoulière, 23 Patricia Carricaburu

Referee: Helen O’Reilly (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy), TBC
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)