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France Women win fifth Grand Slam: How social media reacted

France Women win fifth Grand Slam: How social media reacted

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France beat Wales 38-3 in Colwyn Bay to secure their third Women’s Six Nations title in three seasons and a fifth ever Grand Slam.

France beat Wales 38-3 in Colwyn Bay to secure their third Women’s Six Nations title in three seasons and a fifth ever Grand Slam.

Their late win over England last weekend in Grenoble proved to be the decisive fixture and social media was understandably full of celebratory messages for the victors.

In the other game of the evening, England beat Ireland 33-11, but the damage to their title ambitions had already been done.

The Fédération Française de Rugby was keen to salute its female players for winning their sixth Women’s Six Nations crown.


Jessy Trémoulière was a star performer throughout the campaign and scored her sixth try of the Championship against Wales before celebrating with teammates and the trophy.

France captain Gaelle Hermet spoke of her delight in her post-match interview and plenty of other players tweeted images and messages of their elation at winning the Grand Slam, le Grand Chelem in French.
 


Plenty of others were keen to give their congratulations, including former men’s fly-half, Frédéric Michalak.

Their opponents, Wales, were quick to congratulate France on their achievement.

 
Elsewhere, England enjoyed a bonus-point win over Ireland that cemented the defending champions in second place.
 


In England’s five-try victory, one was particularly significant as Danielle Waterman became her country’s record try-scorer with her 47th international try.


 Ireland, in turn, look set to finish in third place in this year’s Championship.