05292017

England women complete Six Nations Grand Slam

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England completed a Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam by beating a physical Ireland 34-7 at Donnybrook.

Amy Wilson Hardy went over in the corner as England scored from their only chance in the first half.

Ireland could not breach England’s solid defence and were made to pay as the world champions ran in four tries.

Forwards Laura Keates and Amy Cokayne extended the visitors’ lead before backs Emily Scarratt and Lydia Thompson rounded off the win with fine tries.

England will look to win the men’s Grand Slam by beating Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

The women, who have won their past four meetings with Ireland, have won their first Six Nations title since 2012.

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