England overwhelm depleted Ireland in Women's Six Nations

England re-claim top spot in Women’s Six Nations after they overwhelm a depleted Ireland side 69-0 in front of a record crowd of over 15,000 and set up a title decider against unbeaten France

  • England reclaimed top spot in the Women’s Six Nations with thumping 69-0 win
  • A record crowd of 15,836 at Welford Road were treated to 11 tries by home side
  • Both England and France have won all four matches and face off on Saturday

England reclaimed top spot in the Women’s Six Nations as a thumping 69-0 win over Ireland set up a title decider against France.

A record crowd of 15,836 at Welford Road were treated to 11 tries as a depleted Ireland were overwhelmed.

England scored the first inside two minutes by driving Lark Davies over, and Sarah Bern found a gap for the second.

England reclaimed top spot in the Women’s Six Nations with a thumping win over Ireland

After a sloppy first half from the hosts, Marlie Packer showed her pace to score in the first minute after the break. Davies bundled her way through again before Ireland were opened up once more when Lydia Thompson finished off a flowing move.

Poppy Cleall powered through for try No 6 and another rolling maul sent Hannah Botterman over.

Cleall grabbed her second and Ellie Kildunne crossed too before Ireland’s Sene Naoupu saw red for a dangerous tackle. Kildunne evaded two defenders for her second and Thompson rounded off the scoring.

Both England and France have won all four matches and face off in Bayonne at 2.15pm on Saturday.




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