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Best of social: Round One

Best of social: Round One

Social media was buzzing as England started their defence of the TikTok Six with an emphatic 57-5 victory over Scotland in Edinburgh.

Later on Saturday afternoon a vastly improved Wales side enjoyed a first competition win since 2019 with a 27-19 victory in Ireland.

In the weekend’s final game, France notched an impressive 39-6 bonus-point win over a spirited Italy side.

We begin with England, as they celebrated a nine-try win north of the border.

Three of those scores came courtesy of Player of the Match, Marlie Packer, who also completed all 24 of her attempted tackles.

Packer’s performance certainly seemed to be a source of inspiration for some young fans of the game.

The game also marked the return of Emily Scarratt to the England midfield, and the Loughborough centre put in a typically solid performance after suffering a leg break in September.

It was a landmark day for Scottish Rugby, with a record-breaking crowd in attendance for a women’s fixture at DAM Health Stadium.

The day was even more special for 20-year-old Meryl Smith, who made her debut in front of a raucous home crowd.

It was ultimately England who were celebrating, and they even found time for an ice cream before travelling home.

@englandrugby A great win in Scotland 👏 #englandrugby #rugby #womensrugby #sixnationsrugby #redroses ♬ original sound – England Rugby

After a tough Six Nations campaign for Wales’ men, the women got off to a cracking start with a surprise win in Ireland, buoyed on by a typically vocal crowd.

Former Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips and actor Aneurin Barnard were just some of those who were keen to praise the rejuvenated national side.

Another former British and Irish Lion in attendance was Brian O’Driscoll, who didn’t seem too impressed with Lindsay Peat’s TikTok skills!

@womenssixnations Great to see some old faces and plenty of new ones in Dublin today 😎☘️ #TikTokW6N #SixNationsRugby #IrishRugby #IREvWAL #WomensRugby ♬ original sound – Women’s Six Nations

But the day will perhaps be most fondly remembered for the record crowd in attendance.

A triumphant rendition of La Marseillaise whet the appetite for Sunday’s fixture in Grenoble.

@womenssixnations La Marseillaise to set up a 39-6 victory for France 🇫🇷 #TikTokW6N #SixNationsRugby #SingYourAnthem #FRAvITA #WomensRugby ♬ original sound – Women’s Six Nations

France, who are seeking their first title since 2018, won in large thanks to a late flurry of scores, with the pick of the tries this wonderful finish from Emilie Boulard.

The atmosphere at all three matches was electric and has the tone for another thrilling round of action next weekend.

@womenssixnations What. A. Weekend!! The fans at all three of our games have been 🔥🔥🔥! Make sure you get your tickets for Round 2️⃣ #TikTokW6N #SixNationsRugby #WomensRugby ♬ Cheering and applause – Official Sound Studio