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Six Nations Women

France 28 – Wales 7

France Women continue to dominate the Six Nations Championship, scoring and easy win over Wales 28-7 in a battle of the unbeaten. Les Bleues advance to 3-0 with every probability they will win the event without losing a match. One of the anomalies of this women’s event is that since its inception in 1996, all years except one, the winning nation achieved a Grand Slam (victories over all other teams).  France is on track to do just that.

Since going 5-0 in 2014’s contest, France went 3-0 in WRWC pool play, lost to Canada (Magali Harvey’s Wonder Try) in the semis, and defeated Ireland for third place. The combined two-year record is now 12-1, a fine result for Les Bleues.

Wales scored its first points against France since 2009, but only after it was down 23-0. The game was played at Stade Sapiac in Montauban that holds a 12,600 capacity.

Ireland 11 – England 8

The Irish women avenged the WRWC semi-final loss to England in a slugfest. Ireland stands 2-1 with hopes that an end of year an English win over France might give them an outside shot at the title, which they won in 2013. The sure kicking of Captain Niamh Briggs secured the victory.

Scotland 8 – Italy 31

The Italians dominated play from the first to the final whistle, overpowering a weak Scottish side. Heroine of the day for Italy was Maria Magatti on the wing who scored a hat trick. Italy gained its first victory of the year, while Scotland dropped to 0-3. The game was played at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernnauld, seating 8,000 people.

Next Games

France host Italy

England host Scotland

Wales host Ireland