2012 March 1
England women trump men over Six Nations weekendEngland women trump men over Six Nations weekend
Despite England's men crashing to a heartbreaking defeat to Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, the women's side made sure it wasn't all bad news over the weekend, BBC Sport reports.
Gary Street's side managed six tries in total, with Emily Scarratt and Kay Wilson amongst the scorers as they cruised to a 33-0 win against The Red Dragons; their hopes of a Grand Slam remaining firmly intact.
For the men, Stuart Lancaster fielded a very inexperienced side, with seven of the 15 walking out in their rugby jackets - doing so for the first time at Twickenham; but they still managed to hold their opponents to a tie going into the late stages. However, Scott Williams' steal, kick ahead and try with just five minutes remaining meant Wales seized their 20th triple crown in dramatic fashion, 12-19 winners on the day.
With the men's hopes of a Six Nations title now in the balance, the women's side remain favourites for the crown after defeating Scotland 47-0 and Italy 43-3 in the games previous to Saturday's clash. Street stated that preparation had already began for the match against France on March 11th.
Talking to RFU.com, Street said: We have now got two weeks to prepare for our penultimate game against France and really look at ourselves and analyse the French. With both teams unbeaten this is going to be a titanic battle but we are going to make sure we are ready for that challenge."