Italy v England Nine tries to one looks like a cake-walk. Then you hear Simon Middleton confess: ‘We didn’t create a single chance in the first half.’ For the first quarter Italy were all over England, leading to string of penalties that were No 1 on the visitors’ banned list. The Azzurre had the misfortune
Head coach Simon Middleton has named his England Women’s team to play Italy in their second Pool A Six Nations match this weekend. The Red Roses visit Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma (Saturday 10 April, KO 2pm BST and live on BBC iPlayer) looking to build on last week’s 52-10 victory over Scotland in their tournament
As Louise McMillan tumbled beneath the rumble in a desperate attempt to prevent England’s maul crossing for a third time, it would have been easy to view Scotland’s performance through a prism of negativity. The awarding of a penalty try took the Red Roses beyond 50 points; McMillan’s resultant yellow card the third time a
England duly beat Scotland at Doncaster to gain maximum reward, but the margin of victory, 42 points, marks the progress the visitors have made since their last raid south, an 80-0 drubbing. Eight tries to one looks like one-way traffic, but it wasn’t. Scottish resilience and English indiscipline meant several spells of backs-to-the-wall for the
The Red Roses started their 2021 Women’s Six Nations campaign with a bonus-point 52-10 win over Scotland in Doncaster. Simon Middleton’s charges ran in eight tries at Castle Park, home of Championship side Doncaster Knights, to get their Women’s Six Nations title defence off to the perfect start. It was blistering from the outset as
Anybody who saw this Red Rose 23 coming deserves a large medal. 15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 32 caps) 14. Lydia Thompson (Worcester Warriors, 46 caps) 13. Emily Scarratt (captain; Loughborough Lightning, 92 caps) 12. Lagi Tuima (Harlequins, 6 caps) 11. Jess Breach (Harlequins, 15 caps) 10. Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 3 caps) 9. Leanne Riley
Head coach Simon Middleton has named his England Women’s team to play Scotland in their Six Nations opener on Saturday. The Red Roses take on Bryan Easson’s outfit at Castle Park, Doncaster, kick-off 3pm and live on BBC iPlayer. Emily Scarratt captains the side with the game coming too soon for Sarah Hunter who continues
England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named a 38-player squad for the 2021 Women’s Six Nations. The Red Roses will assemble in Doncaster on Monday ahead their opening Pool A game against Scotland at Castle Park (Saturday 3 April, KO 3pm, live on BBC iPlayer). Sarah Hunter returns from a long term injury lay-off
News of a planned tour to England by India this summer is excellent. But even better is the plan to include a test match. Tests are the one area where women’s cricket has taken backward steps; they have become an endangered species. Past generations of players could enjoy a decent exposure to the multi-day game.
England Women End Tour with their Second Series Win [New Zealand Tour – Final T20I, Wellington (Sky – formerly Westpac Stadium) on 7 March 2021] As seen on BT Sports TV and streamed live on website Live Cricket Australia & the ICC match centre, the final women’s twenty overs match was played before cricket spectators.