The Women’s Six Nations Round 3 fixtures were compete over the weekend with no major surprises this time round.

England and France completed regulation try bonus wins against Scotland and Italy respectively and Ireland recorded a more comfortable win against Wales than what I was expecting.

The Round 3 results are as follows:

Round 3
Scotland Women 8 – 43 England Women Scotstoun Stadium
France Women 57 – 0 Italy Women Stade Furiani
Ireland Women 35 – 12 Wales Women Donnybrook

 

Scotland made England work hard in the first half of their match at Scotstown on Friday night but England pulled away with a degree of comfort in the second half.

France v Italy was a scrappy affair, but I suppose it was better than the Ulster match that I switched over from. France were just too good and the worrying thing is they have yet to hit their straps in this competition!

Ireland v Wales was also a scrappy first half but it did improve considerably in the second. Wales had their chance to do something when they pulled it back to a one score game but Ireland had the stronger resolve and thankfully found a bit more continuity at the end.

This leaves the league table as follows:

Team Pl W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
England Women 3 3 0 0 137 15 122 22 2 3 0 15
France Women 3 3 0 0 107 3 104 16 0 3 0 15
Ireland Women 3 2 0 1 56 44 12 8 7 1 0 9
Wales Women 3 1 0 2 30 104 -74 5 16 0 0 4
Scotland Women 3 0 0 3 28 87 -59 4 14 0 1 1
Italy Women 3 0 0 3 15 120 -105 2 18 0 0 0

 

France and England play off for the championship next weekend.

Ireland look to have consolidated the position of best of the rest, though I suspect Scotland will make them work harder than a disappointing Wales.

We’d a couple of photographers down in Donnybrook on Sunday. Pictures below.

Photo credit – Bob Given Photography & Graham Service Photography

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