photos by Tim Mavers-Chance
Another busy weekend of Women’s Six Nations action saw England augment their position at the top of the standings, while France keep up the chase just behind.
On a Sunday that saw Italy’s clash against Scotland postponed due to an increase of Covid-19 cases in the Milan area, the two remaining games nevertheless delivered on entertainment.
France kicked off the day in style, beating Wales 50-0 on the road, before England responded in kind to topple Ireland 27-0 in Doncaster.
Here’s how social media reacted.
France toasted victory with a traditional post-match selfie.
— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) February 23, 2020
Though Wales were beaten on the day, Kelsey Jones stressed that they’ll soon be back and stronger than ever.
England celebrated a third win from three as they continue their Women’s Six Nations title defence in style.
Skipper – and try-scorer – Sarah Hunter hailed a solid defensive display from the Red Roses
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 23, 2020
Meanwhile Eimear Considine believes that Ireland can take positives from their second-half display.
No doubt @IrishRugby women’s squad will be disappointed to lose but have to take huge heart from the defensive effort - gulf in class dictates England’s power & skills at pace, hard to live with but effort was superb & they need to take that forward!! #WomensSixNations— Niamh Briggs (@niamhbriggs15) February 23, 2020