England continued their imperious form in this year’s Women’s Six Nations and maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.
Ireland’s game against Italy will have to be rescheduled due to advice from the Irish National Public Health Emergency team about the risk of Covid-19, while Scotland’s match against France was postponed because a Scottish player tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday.
But the only match of the weekend served up a treat in front a record-breaking crowd in Twickenham, the defending champions strutted their stuff with a 66-7 win over Wales.
Here’s how social media reacted to the game and Sunday’s International Women’s Day.
Poppy Cleall and Hannah Botterman had a message for the 10,974 fans who turned out at the Stoop – the highest crowd for a ticketed Red Roses home game not in the World Cup.
A huge thanks to the 10,974 fans that came to the Stoop today 🌹
A record number of tickets sold for a Red Roses home game outside of the World Cup! pic.twitter.com/Mef9sZhYPx
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) March 7, 2020
After earning her 50th cap and scoring a try, Amy Cokayne shared the moment with her friends and family.
— Amycokayne (@amycokayne) March 8, 2020
Vicky Fleetwood marvelled at her own acrobatics during England’s victory.
Got a bit of gymnastics in whilst playing today 🤸🏼♀️💁🏼♀️ https://t.co/yt9T0R8tWh
— Vicky Fleetwood (@vickyfleetwood) March 7, 2020
Meanwhile, Wales star Cerys Hale paid tribute to her team-mates on International Women’s Day.
“𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙧𝙤𝙖𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧” #IWD2020 gives me chance to thank the women below. From the highest of highs to the hardest of heartbreaks, we will continue to fight for each other, against the odds. pic.twitter.com/8Smb6MKVeP
— Cerys Hale (@CerysRhiannon) March 8, 2020
While Welsh captain Siwan Lillicrap also thanked the women in her life.
— Siwan Lillicrap (@SiwanLillicrap) March 8, 2020
After their victory, the Red Roses headed to Twickenham to watch the men’s match.
— Sarah Hunter (@sarah_hunter8) March 7, 2020