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Rugby - 14. February 2017.

Women's Six Nations Round Two Wrap

The defending champions Les Bleues bounced back from an opening-round defeat to England, who ran riot in Cardiff. 

But it is Ireland - champions in 2013 and 2015 - who top the table after scoring four tries in their win over Italy. 

Ali Miller


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Wales Women 0 England Women 63
Saturday February 11
BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

England Women continued their impressive start to the 2017 Championship as they downed Wales in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon. 
The back three of Amy Wilson-Hardy, Danielle Waterman and Lydia Thompson contributed seven tries between them, with the latter bagging a hat trick, in an 11-try demolition at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Fly-half Katy Mclean, who surpassed 400 international points with her try, praised centurion Tamara Taylor after the game.
"She's absolutely amazing, it couldn't have happened to a better person," said Mclean.
"You see the value in how many people have congratulated her and wished her good luck over the past few days.
"She's worked so hard, I've known Tamara for a while now and I've had the pleasure to witness this first-hand."

France Women 55 Scotland Women 0
Saturday February 11
Stade Marcel Deflandre

Defending champions France Women sealed their first win of their 2017 campaign with a nine-try victory over Scotland, after they were beaten by a stunning England comeback in round one.

Scrum-half Jade Le Pesq scored a second-half double to lead the French charge in La Rochelle while Scotland will be left licking their wounds after their second consecutive loss following last week's agonising defeat to the Irish. 

Although Scotland defended well in the last ten minutes, the damage had already been done and France ended up comfortable victors.

Italy Women 3 Ireland Women 27
Sunday February 12
Stadio Tommaso Fattori

Ireland Women picked up a bonus-point victory in Italy to go top of the table with the fourth try being scored in dramatic fashion at the death. 

With the game poised at 3-3 at half-time, Ireland took their chances after the break with three quick scores.
Leah Lyons, Sophie Spence and Paula Fitzpatrick all went over in quick succession to give the visitors a commanding lead heading into the final quarter but they left it late to cross the whitewash for a fourth time. 

Hannah Tyrell's long run from inside her own half sealed the bonus point in the match's final play just moments after the Italians pressed for a consolation try of their own.

After beating Scotland in dramatic fashion in round one, the victory puts Ireland top while they prepare for a showdown with the French in a fortnight.

Relive Ireland's thrilling victory here:


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