The Women’s Six Nations returns this weekend with the defending champions, England, taking on Wales. The Welsh women have been unbeaten since 2010 and are expected to give England a challenge again.
The “six nations table” is a table that displays the standings for the Women’s Six Nations. The table shows that Wales has been beaten by Scotland 33 to nil.
|Wales +44 (0) (0) 5|
|Take a look at: Harries|
|Sansus 2, Boujard, Jacquet, and Tremouliere are among the contenders. Tremouliere 4 is a disadvantage.|
With a five-try win against Wales under the lights in Cardiff on Friday night, France kept their Grand Slam ambitions alive in the Women’s Six Nations.
As Wales failed to match the visitors’ fast speed and offload style, the visitors were mostly dominating.
Three of the tries were scored by the French halfbacks, Jessy Tremouliere and Laure Sansus.
Caroline Boujard and Chloe Jacquet also scored, with Sioned Harries netting a late consolation.
France has won 18 of their last 21 games with Wales, and if England defeats Ireland on Sunday, a championship decider will be played in the last round.
Wales, who had lost 58-5 to England in round three, suffered their second severe setback.
The scoreline, though, may give them hope, since they have given up 50 points or more in each of their past three games with the French.
On eight minutes, the visitors scored when player of the match Sansus dashed past the Welsh defense to score beneath the posts, with Tremouliere adding the simple extras.
As Wales battled to find a way out, Les Bleus continued to show their supremacy, earning penalty after penalty.
On the 20th minute, Wales were handed a setback as captain Siwan Lillicrap was pulled off the pitch for a head injury examination.
Tremouliere was in the center of the second try after France took advantage of the confusion.
Boujard, who outmuscled teammate winger Jasmine Joyce in the aerial fight to ground the ball, received a precise cross-field kick from her.
From the touchline, Tremouliere was on target to enhance their advantage.
Wales had a short period of possession, but were caught off guard on the counter-attack when flying full-back Jacquet put his foot down and scored his third try.
Sansus, once again proving elusive, pulled away from the pack to cross for her sixth try of the season, and France did not have to wait long for a fourth try.
As Gwenllian Pyrs and Joyce departed the field for head injury examinations, the physical fight began to take its toll on Wales.
Before the interval, Wales had an opportunity to score, but the French defense held fast to take a 26-0 advantage into the tunnel.
Wales came out battling and had a 10-minute period of pressure as France started to concede penalties, but they lacked the clinical edge to go over the line.
Wales coach Ioan Cunningham started to make substitutions, but his effect from the bench was insufficient to trigger the comebacks witnessed against Ireland and Scotland.
After some strong work by the forwards, the momentum turned back to France, and Tremouliere scored a merited try, converting her own effort to add to her point total.
Harries’ extended hand after one of Wales’ barnstorming driving line-outs concluded the contest with a flourish and a merited touchdown.
It gave the 2,794-strong Cardiff audience something to shout about as they returned home.
Siwan Lillicrap, the captain of Wales, said:
“It was critical that we concluded on a high note tonight; we’ll be able to carry that momentum into next week before facing Italy.”
“We have to look at ourselves and figure out why we start a little sluggish and don’t have the same momentum we have 30 to 40 minutes into a game.”
“If we can be an 80-minute team, we will be able to fight with great teams like France, who are now ranked third in the world and have a fantastic squad.”
“It demonstrates that we have it in us, but we must do it for the whole 80 minutes.”
“We have only been professional for a short period, but the points difference compared to where we were is enormous growth.”
“This is the beginning of our trip, and the scoreline indicates our destination. I am pleased with the females.”
Kayleigh Powell, Elinor Snowsill, Keira Bevan; Gwenllian Pyrs, Carys Phillips, Cerys Hale, Natalia John, Gwenn Crabb, Alisha Butchers, Bethan Lewis, Siwan Lillicrap; Lisa Neumann, Hannah Jones, Robyn Wilkins, Jasmine Joyce; Elinor Snowsill, Keira Bevan; Gwenllian Pyrs, Carys Phillips, Cery (capt)
Kelsey Jones, Cara Hope, Donna Rose, Alex Callender, Sioned Harries, Ffion Lewis, Kerin Lake, and Niamh Terry are among the replacements.
Chloe Jacquet; Caroline Boujard, Maelle Filopon, Gabrielle Vernier, Marine Menager; Jessy Tremouliere, Laure Sansus; Annaelle Deshayes, Agathe Sochat, Clara Joyeux, Celine Ferer, Madoussou Fall, Julie Annery, Gaelle Hermet (capt), Romane Menager; Annaelle Deshayes, Agathe Sochat, Clara Joyeux, Celine Ferer,
Laure Touye, Coco Lindelauf, Assia Khalfaoui, Audrey Forlani, Emeline Gros, Alexandra Chambon, Morgane Peyronnet, Emilie Boulard, Laure Touye, Coco Lindelauf, Assia Khalfaoui, Audrey Forlani, Emeline Gros, Alexandra Chambon, Morgane Peyronnet, Emilie Boulard, Laure Touye,