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RBS 6 Nations’ preview – Round 5

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Here is the RBS 6 Nations’ preview of the final weekend of the tournament.

FRANCE v ENGLAND

France Women’s only defeat in the Six Nations this season was 8-10 to Wales at Neath in round 3.

France Women have won their last nine home games in the tournament since England beat them in Paris in 2012. In fact the only side to beat France at home in the tournament since 2003 has been England, doing so on four occasions.

England Women are attempting to win a 8th Six Nations grand slam and their first since 2012.

The only time that England Women have gone into a round 5 game with a perfect record and failed to get a grand slam was in 2004 when they lost to France 13-12 at Bourg-en-Bresse.

France Women have won their last three games against England in the Six Nations, since England’s 15-3 victory at Stade Charlety, Paris in 2012.

This is the first Women’s international to be played in Vannes.

IRELAND v SCOTLAND

All of Ireland Women’s games in the Six Nations this year have been won by the home side on the day.

Ireland’s only home defeat since 2011 was 5-10 to France in Ashbourne in round 2 last year.

Scotland Women have not won a game in the Women’s Six Nations since beating France at Lasswade in 2010, whilst they have not won on the road in the tournament since beating Spain in Madrid in 2006.

Ireland Women have won their last ten contests against Scotland since the Scots won 11-10 at Edmonton, Canada during the 2006 World Cup.

WALES v ITALY

All four of Wales Women’s matches in the Six Nations this season have gone with home field advantage.

Wales’ only home defeat in the tournament since 2014 came when Ireland visited Swansea in round 4 last year.

Italy Women’s only victory so far this campaign was 22-7 over Scotland in Bologna in round 3.

Italy Women have won their last two matches against Wales, at Aberavon in 2014 and in Padova last season.

Wales only previous victory in their five matches played in Aberavon was 25-0 over Scotland in round 5, 2014.

 

TOP WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS POINTS SCORERS 2016

Name Team

Apps

Mins Try Conv PG DG PTS
Niamh Briggs Ireland

4

293 0 1 8 0

28

Amber Reed England

4

219 0 6 4 0

24

Robyn Wilkins Wales

3

320 2 1 4 0

24

Audrey Abadie France

3

172 0 4 3 0

19

Audrey Forlani France

4

294 3 0 0 0

15

Lauren Cattell England

4

320 2 2 0 0

14

Veronica Schiavon Italy

3

216 0 4 1 0

11

 

TOP WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS TRY SCORERS 2016

Name Team

Apps

Mins

Tries

Audrey Forlani France

4

294

3

Lauren Cattel England

4

320

2

Ceri Large England

4

312

2

Gaelle Mignot France

4

269

2

Harriett Millar-Mills England

3+1

272

2

Abbie Scott England

4

255

2

Robyn Wilkins Wales

4

320

2

 

Report courtesy of RBS 6 Nations