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Ireland on the mend – and how!

Ireland v Scotland Kingspan Stadium, Belfast The tightness of the score tells us much of what was at stake in Belfast. World Cup qualification and WXV standings mean a lot to people. Dannah O’Brien made clear from the start how Ireland were planning domination: through her boot. She sent a kick very high and the

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Scotland sniff Glory

Italy v Scotland – Round Four Only the players’ parents might be able to remember the last time the Scots won away in Italy, but this was a sequence they were desperate to end. That vital third place in the table would mean the chance to mix it with the big guns in WXV1 next

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Sam Monaghan out

Round 4 – Saturday Match Previews Fixtures: England v Ireland, Twickenham Stadium, KO 14.15 Italy v Scotland, Parma, KO 16.45 The four teams are shown below. England v Ireland The big news – though it goes completely unmentioned in the team announcement and Scott Bemand’s comment – is the absence of Sam Monaghan from the

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Scotland v England

Six Nations – Round Three England put on another breathtaking display in front of a packed house. The game began in the foulest weather, rain and wind making handling a chancy business. The Red Roses showed off their passing skills till Zoe Aldcroft, today’s captain, took her eyes off the ball and dropped it. Abbie

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Six Nations – Round Three Preview

Saturday Matches Scotland v England, The Hive, Edinburgh, KO 14.15 Ireland v Cymru, Virgin Media Park (previously Musgrave Park), Cork, KO 16.45 Scotland We already know the attendance at the Hive, it’s 7,774; in other words for the first time a full house. It looks as though the SRU will have to extend the capacity

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15-5, Championship material?

Scotland v France England’s greatest rivals in Europe look far from the finished product. France struggled to get the better of a reborn Scottish side. They remain unbeaten in Scotland since 2010, but rarely have they had to work so hard for victory. At half time Scotland were ahead 5-3. France managed their second try

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6 Nations – Preview

Round Two Saturday Games There are two Saturday games this weekend Scotland v France, The Hive, Edinburgh; KO 14.15 Teams Scotland 15 Meryl Smith 14 Rhona Lloyd 13 Emma Orr 12 Lisa Thomson 11 Coreen Grant 10 Helen Nelson 9 Caity Mattinson 1 Leah Bartlett 2 Elis Martin 3 Christine Belisle 4 Emma Wassell 5

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Cymru v Scotland

Six Nations – Round One This was the game that would tell us so much about the way the 6N was heading. The Scots hadn’t beaten the Welsh on Welsh soil for 20 years, and a large crowd turned out hoping to see them fail again. They cheered when Keira Bevan struck an early penalty

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Scotland Pick

It’s almost a pity that Bryan Easson should announce his Six Nations squad so soon after Scott Bemand did the same for ireland. The one news item tends to mask the other. And the news from Edinburgh is very similar: here seven uncapped players rather than eight; here a number of players who attracted attention

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