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England v France 2019 – an analysis

Annick Heyraud, France’s experienced manager, had mixed feelings about the 41-26 defeat to England at Doncaster. ‘In the first half we were non-existent’ was her damning judgement. The second half told a different story but it was too steep a hill to climb. The great French sports newspaper L’Équipe was in no doubt: ‘The French

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England Women squad to play France in Doncaster

England Women head coach Simon Middleton has made four changes to his starting XV ahead of the Red Roses Six Nations clash against France on Sunday 10 February, KO 12.45pm, live on Sky Sports Action. The Red Roses return to Castle Park, Doncaster, to take on the 2018 title holders after overcoming Ireland 51-7 in

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The 6 Nations Opener – England see off Ireland

The Red Roses amassed eight tries at Energia Park, Donnybrook, a ground that is fast becoming an all-timefavourite of theirs, after the Grand Slam win there in 2017. This was a significant day in the world of women’s rugby, the first time a full-term professional side had taken the field. For most of the 80 minutes,

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6 Nations – Before the Starting-Pistol fires

Squads announced and other matters The England Squad to play Ireland in Dublin on Friday, 1 February: 15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens) 14. Jess Breach (Harlequins) 13. Emily Scarratt (Loughborough) 12. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury) 11. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury) 10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough)  9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins)  1. Hannah Botterman (Saracens)  2. Lark Davies (Worcester)  3. Sarah

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