It wasn’t just the men’s Six Nations that kicked off this weekend, the Women’s event also started, in similar style with large score lines and hat trick try scorers.
England took on Ireland in their opening fixture and their performance was one of champions. They notched 16 points in the first half before really showing the crowd what they can do by scoring 38 points in the last 40 minutes. Bryony Cleall was one of the eight scorers on the day, it was a very impressive debut for the Saracens number 8.
Scotland lost to Italy in a game that was a 7-7 tie at half time. There were strong pushes from Scotland but they were unable to capitalise on the player advantage before half time and this only seemed to give Italy confidence. In the second half Italy amounted an impressive 21 points to put the game truly out of Scotland’s reach.
France was clinical and unforgiving as they beat Wales 52-3 at Montpellier. The reigning Grand Slam champions showcased their power in this master class of women’s rugby. A hat trick of tries from hooker Caroline Thomas was the icing on the cake, as France put a total of nine tries over the line. France’s dominant performance saw them secure the bonus point by half time.
The ruthlessness of France’s desire to not only win the match, but to maintain their intensity and work rate up for the entire game demonstrates a strong bond within the team. They have their eyes set on the ultimate goal – to win The Six Nations.
England hosts France in what is likely to be the match of the tournament at 12:45 on the 10th of February. France will look to continue to use their successful driving maul and England will need to bring the same clinical offensive performance to have any chance of a victory. One thing is for sure – it is set to be an awesome showcase of the women’s game.
Women’s rugby has seen a steady increase in popularity in the last number of years. England Rugby launched the Women and Girls Action Plan in 2017. The plan was implemented as the governing body recognised the growth of the game and wanted to sustain it. The plan provides for improved opportunities to play, female friendly rugby facilities and progression pathways for talented players.
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