Rugby- England defeats Scotland in women’s Six Nations opener

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This year’s Women’s Six Nations has a new format and a standalone window after the men’s championship.

The tournament is scheduled to be played on four consecutive Saturdays in the month of April 2021, with ‘finals day’ sets to be played on 24th of April.

Women's Six Nations fixtures

It was a fascinating game in a Pool A encounter on Saturday when champions England crushed Scotland 52-10 in their women’s Six Nations title defence.

The postponed tournament is being played in a condensed format with two pools of three teams each, with the pool toppers playing each other in the final.

England went ahead in the eighth minute when their forwards completed a series of quick offloads before Marlie Packer went over. Leanne Riley got England’s second with some fancy footwork to shrug off challenges before diving through the crowd.

Scotland, who failed to score a single point against England in the previous two editions, managed to tick the scoreboard over when Riley conceded a penalty for an offside infringement and Helen Nelson converted.

But hooker Lark Davies soon converted England’s third try as Scotland tried desperately to stop their maul before that was topped by a bonus point try from Bryony Cleall, who was set up by her identical twin sister Poppy.

After England’s show of power, it was Jess Breach’s turn to display their speed on the wing and the 23-year-old managed to race past two tackles before side-stepping a third for their fifth try of the half.

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Women’s Six Nations Results/Fixtures 2021

ROUND ONE 

Saturday 3 April

Pool A – England 52-10 Scotland

Pool B – France 53-0 Wales

ROUND TWO

Saturday 10 April

Pool A – Italy v England (2pm, Stadio Plebisito, Padova) 

Pool B – Wales v Ireland (5pm, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff) 

ROUND THREE

Saturday 17 April

Pool A – Scotland v Italy (5pm, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow) 

Pool B – Ireland v France (2.15pm, Energia Park, Dublin) 

FINALS

Saturday 24 April

Italy v Pool B team ranked in same position (noon) 

England v Pool B team ranked in same position (2pm) 

Scotland v Pool B team ranked in same position (5pm

 

 

Rugbyworld/Reuters/Tobi Sangotola
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