Women's 6 Nations 2018: Round 1 Roundup

Sarah Hunter scored a hat-trick for England Women
Sarah Hunter scored a hat-trick for England Women

Wales Women managed to edge out their Scotland counterpart while Ireland and England registered comfortable wins over France and Italy respectively in the opening round of the Women's Six Nations tournament.

Wales Women 18 - 17 Scotland Women

Wales got their first points on the board by the 11th minute when Kavanagh-Williams crossed over and a penalty from Jodie Evans helped them to an eight point lead. Hannah Bluck on her debut scored her side's second try as Wales ended the first half with a 13-0 lead.

Scotland regrouped after the break as Chloe Rollie went past the line in the 43rd minute to get them off the mark but her efforts were negated by Kerin Lake, who touched down eight minutes later.

Unwilling to relent, Scotland showed a lot of intent in the final quarter with tries from Rollie (64') and Jade Konkel (69') with replacement Sarah Law slotting a conversion on the second one to bring down the gap to 18-17 but Wales managed to hold on to their lead following a sin-bin to Scotland's Jodie Rettie in the closing stages.

France Women 24 - 0 Ireland Women

The game for France was pretty much sealed in the first half with tries from Cyrielle Banet (6'), Jade le Pesq (26') and Jade Tremouliere (34') as they raced to 17-0 lead. With Ireland failing to add a single point, Le Pesq (74') with her second try helped France claim the bonus point that sees them move to the second position in the table.

Italy Women 7 - 42 England Women

It took England just six minutes to score their opening try through Sarah Benn while Kate McLean slotted the conversion to put the visitors into a seven point lead. Italy's response came in the closing stages of the first half when Valentina Ruzza crossed over while the extras from Michella Sillari meant the teams ended the first half with a 7-7 scoreline.

However, England completely dominated the second half with a hat-trick from Sarah Hunter (54', 67' and 80') while Poppy Cleall (56'), Abigail Dow (60') and Ellie Kildunne (70') also scored tries as England capped off a fantastic 35 point victory.

Round 2 Fixtures:


England Women v Wales Women, The Stoop
Scotland Women v France Women, Scotstoun Stadium


Ireland Women v Italy Women, Dublin