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Five key moments from England’s title triumph

Marlie Packer scores for England

England secured a fourth-consecutive Championship title with victory in France on Saturday, completing the Grand Slam with a 24-12 win in Bayonne.

It rounded off a terrific campaign for the Red Roses, who scored 45 tries and conceded just four as they fended off every challenge that came their way.

There were plenty of big moments throughout the six weeks, and we’ve picked out five of the key moments for England en route to Grand Slam glory.

Packer gets the ball rolling

England got their 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations Championship off with a bang against rivals Scotland, running out 57-5 winners.

Marlie Packer receives the player of the match award

Marlie Packer stole the headlines with a hat-trick of tries, and the flanker got the scoring under way after just 8 minutes with an excellent try.

Scrum-half Leanne Infante broke the Scotland line with a brilliant break from the base of a ruck before the ball eventually wound its way to Packer who powered over from close range and the Red Roses never looked back.

Bern barnstorms in Italy

Sarah Bern was in fine try-scoring form this Championship, with the tighthead prop going over five times for the Red Roses.

However, the best of the bunch was undoubtedly her incredible solo effort against Italy.

Fresh off the bench, Bern was fed the ball on halfway by Natasha Hunt after the scrum-half pounced off a loose lineout.

Bern did the rest, showing some serious wheels to sprint 50 metres to the line and dot down to extend England’s lead on the way to their second victory of the Championship.

Davies dives over

England’s lineout and rolling maul was a real weapon throughout the TikTok Women’s Six Nations, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the pinpoint throwing of hooker Lark Davies.

Davies was on hand to deliver a textbook example England’s greatest strength, getting on the end of a maul herself to open the scoring for the Red Roses against Wales in front of a record-breaking crowd in Gloucester.

England celebrate Lark Davies’ try

Wales had started the game well and rattled England, but Davies settled the Red Roses nerves with an accurate throw into Alex Matthews before getting round to crash over.

It was a crucial score to set England on their way to another win, their first of the Championship at home, paving the way for nine more tries from the hosts.

Breakthrough in Bayonne

England’s afternoon in Bayonne could not have gotten off to a worse start, as Romane Menager crashed over after just three minutes in the Grand Slam decider.

The Red Roses looked cagey in the opening stages but seemed to get into their stride once Bern scored their first try of the afternoon after 10 minutes.

Helena Rowland kicked a terrific 50:22 to march England up the pitch and into the France 22, and the forwards made no mistake, once again utilising the strength of their rolling maul to allow Bern to go over.

Sarah Hunter lifts the trophy

It was a play that came at an important time, getting England back on level terms quickly after going behind and it set the platform for Simon Middleton’s team to go on and win comfortably in southwest France and claim the Championship.

Scarratt saves Red Roses’ skin

Victory in France was not without trepidation, however, as Les Bleues sought to stage a comeback in front of a raucous crowd at the Stade Jean Dauger.

Emilie Boulard was a dangerous presence off the bench in the second half and almost found a breakthrough as she broke England’s defensive line after an hour.

Packer praises England preparation on The Nick and Mo Show

The 22-year-old looked to be heading for the try line, only for England stalwart Emily Scarratt to deny her with a try-saving tackle deep in Red Roses territory.

It came at a crucial time in the game to keep England’s lead in place as they managed to see out the final 20 minutes and seal victory.