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Women’s Six Nations Round Three: Best of Social

Women’s Six Nations Round Three: Best of Social
  • England and France notch impressive wins in Round Three of the Women's Six Nations
  • Italy best Ireland in tightly-fought clash
  • No shortage of social media reaction to thrilling weekend

Another pulsating round of Women’s Six Nations action saw England and Italy maintain their unbeaten starts to the Championship, while France also got back to winning ways in confident fashion.

Nine tries from England saw them put in another blistering performance, this time in Cardiff against Wales, with France not far behind as they notched seven against Scotland, while it was Italy who edged a thrilling contest against Ireland.

And with every moment lived out on social media, there were celebrations, commiserations and reflections writ large for all to see.

Here’s the best of it.

Wales v England

England are still on track to complete the Grand Slam after recording their third bonus-point win at this year’s Women’s Six Nations as they beat Wales 51-12 in Cardiff on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Roses ran in nine tries against Wales, including two apiece for the standout Sarah Bern and Jess Breach.

England captain Abbie Scott also touched down, before Cath O’Donnell, Abi Dow and Sarah Beckett and fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean put the result beyond Wales.

But they had to battle an intimidating atmosphere in Cardiff to get the win.

One that saw Bern delighted to earn Player of the Match honours.

Cerys Hale wasn’t going to let anyone get in the way of her score as Wales fought to the end.

And Jess Kavanagh was also in the tries for the hosts.

Italy v Ireland

Italy continued their fine start to this year’s Championship by edging Ireland 29-27 in a tight encounter in Parma.

Flanker Giada Franco scored two tries, including the decisive score to help Italy beat Ireland in the Championship for the first time in their history, and they managed it with a four-try bonus point too.

And England legend Izzy Noel-Smith certainly wasn’t holding back in her praise for the Azzurre.

While President of the Italian Rugby Federation Alfredo Gavazzi also weighed in.

It was a tough defeat to take for Ireland head coach Adam Griggs, but one that he and his side will no doubt learn from.

France v Scotland

Reigning champions France bounced back from their defeat against England with a thumping 41-10 win over Scotland in Round Three.

Gabrielle Vernier scored a brilliant hat-trick as Les Bleues clinched the bonus point by half-time in Lille to staythird in the overall standings.

Safi N’Diaye was sure to thank the home faithful for their support.

And the whole side was in party mode after the final whistle.

While it was also a special occasion for the try-scoring Rhona Lloyd for Scotland.

 

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