"Shut-Out Victory" England Run Out Landslide 48-0 Win Over Ireland In Women's Six Nations - Ruck

“Shut-Out Victory” England Run Out Landslide 48-0 Win Over Ireland In Women’s Six Nations

England Women’s are on-track to retain their Women’s Six Nations title for a fifth consecutive year, after running out 48-0 victors over Ireland today. The Red Roses are on an inspired run of form, and are lining up a showdown with France at Twickenham Stadium for a shot at the 2023 Grand Slam.

The Red Roses had built a 27-point lead by half time thanks to scores from Sarah Beckett, Tatyana Heard, Ellie Kildunne, Marlie Packer and Morwenna Talling. Ireland fought back and challenged the Red Roses in the second half, holding them off until the 71st minute.

One Amber Reed try and two from Alex Matthews were all converted by Helena Rowland in the final nine minutes of the match, as England ran away with the fixture in the closing moments in Cork.

England Women’s Head Coach Simon Middleton spoke after the match, with his quotes reported on the official England rugby website.

“Ireland were tenacious, they got in our faces and tried to break the game up, said Middleton. “They marked our edges really well and didn’t give our wingers easy ball to carry or strike.”

“They knocked us out of our stride and we didn’t really stick to our plan, when we did we had success and when we drifted away from it we didn’t,” added Middleton.

“But I was really pleased with how we finished the game; we were thrown off our plan but we got back on track at the end. We know what we need to be working on ahead of next week, and it wont be much different from the stuff we’ve been doing for the last six weeks.”

Middleton also discussed the upcoming match against France at Twickenham, with over 50,000 tickets already sold for ‘Le Crunch’.

“It’s going to be a great occasion, but it will only be great if we get the performance we want and we get the result we want,” he said.

“I think everyone has thrown a lot of effort into getting the crowd into the stadium, it’s another benchmark moment, and we just hope the performance will be good for everyone that comes along or watches at home.”