Episode 5 Women's Six Nations Rugby


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Episode 5

Highlights from Dublin of the exciting conclusion of the Women's Six Nations. England face 2015 winners Ireland, Scotland play Italy and holders France take on Wales.


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Welcome to a wet and windy Dublin for the exciting climax to this

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year's Six Nations. England and Ireland are both on the verge of a

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Grand Slam and a St Patrick's Day to remember.

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MUSIC: Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys

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Cast your mind back to weak one. Ireland needed a last-ditch try to

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get past Scotland while England had to turn around 830- 0/2-time deficit

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against France. Both teams locked the top with a winner takes all

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match tonight at Donnybrook. Coming up, Scotland won their first game in

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seven years last time they stepped out at Broadwood Stadium. Did they

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do the business against Italy? Wheels looking to end their

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inconsistent campaign in style as they travel to France. But we start

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with a Saint Patrick spatial down. A partisan crowd and a wall of green

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stand in the way of Simon Middleton's professionals. Both

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Ireland and England expect. A terrific occasion for one in's rugby

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and Ireland will defend. So much at stake for both the sides.

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Here is the Irish team and a awful lot resting on the half-backs. Good

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to see Muldoon restored to something like her best. Here is the English

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side, and look no further than Emily Scarratt through which all good

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things work. The slate of hand is really good.

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Speaking at a handgun does just enough to bring the English when a

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bone but Ireland Beaven said the 22 again. Once again the battering ram

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and it is quick Ireland find themselves scrambling wide to try to

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try to deal with Emily Scarratt. Trying to go on the outside and

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somehow Ireland just hold on to the jersey but that woman clerk again is

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asked to carry and does so effectively. England really

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increasing the intensity and accuracy and Ireland are fighting

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for every yard. Out wide and England will get in! It is Wilson - Hardy

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and England strike first. The execution as well as intend going

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forward. It looked easy for Emily Scarratt, picking the pass off over

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the last Irish defender and a nice finish by Amy Wilson-Hardy. A lack

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of communication with Jenny Murphy. Clark will play scrum-half. England

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launch the big runners but a huge tackle. That has lifted the crowd.

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Brilliant fit by Miller. Still it is the line and Murphy does

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the clear at work. Muldoon holds on. England make the tackles and Ireland

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inch forward. Jenny Murphy, burst of power and pace. England do enough.

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Painfully bit of control. Terrific tackle from Amy Wilson-Hardy.

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Ireland made a seven metres away. Really impressive from this Irish

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side. Muldoon again. Looking to straight in the line.

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Emily Scarratt makes the tackle once again. Ireland knocking on the door

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and England so far have kept them out.

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Protected by Fitzpatrick. Two metres short, even less! England hold her

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up. Wonderful play. Brilliant English defence. Really clever again

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by Ireland, switchback inside. Desperate last attempt at defence by

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England but they are holding out. Ireland will need to be patient and

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execute well and then go and get the former toppled. And the captain is

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all that! Can she groaned and the ball? Identification at, was at

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Millar-Mills or Hunter that got underneath? Another great attacking

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positions. Huge moment in the context of this game. Ireland with

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another scrum. England are going to shove all in and they have somehow

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stolen it. They have done absolutely nothing in the scrum in the first 40

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but when it was required England found a way. They will take a deep

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breath and a sigh of relief. Great line for Hunter. Five metre

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line and England back on the five metre line. Almost there this time.

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This time they will get their! It is the substitute, Laura Keates, and

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England have found a way of unlocking the defence. Starting off

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with Sarah Hunter and Laura Keates doing what she does well, getting

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over the line, and much better from England.

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Taken all in and England have found a gap and Emily Scarratt, in trouble

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here. She could be in a lot of trouble with the referee decides

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it's a deliberate knock-on, that would be a yellow card and Ireland

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would play with 14. Yellow card and the steep climb just got a lot

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steeper and on that evidence hard to argue. Ten minutes in the den and

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the chance to tag on three. Which she does with the first successful

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kick of the evening as we approach the hour mark. On the sudden Ireland

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just don't have the same belief that they had in the opening 40. They

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need a spark from somewhere, England beginning to turn the screw.

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Stapleton kicks at high but doesn't go anywhere particularly. A lovely

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off-loads from Emily Scarratt. She is going to score and that might be

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that! Really good pass for Emily Scarratt. Sends them on their way.

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England playing with so much confidence to get her on her way and

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great pace by the forwards, to run that as a hooker is incredible. The

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off-loads to Emily Scarratt and then to Amy Cokayne who is dynamic and to

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finish from that distance out. They simply must score at your if they

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are to have any designs of getting back into this game and Fitzpatrick

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knows it. Goes to ground. Ireland is just a little bit slow but needs

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another injection of pace and strength. Three metres short,

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England defend strongly. Almost their! England just holding on. They

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try, this, we will confirm it on the deeply. Ireland have their first

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points of the evening. They deserve the points and worked through the

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phases and stuck to their strengthss. She has been a real find

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since the November internationals. Where is this one off to? England

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looking to come away. Good work and now the substitute. On two Amy

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Wilson-Hardy. No one will catch Emily Scarratt and that there was a

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doubt about the destination of the 2017 Six Nations, that is surely

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that. The key thing is the off-loading. Absolute classic

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footwork. Head down and looking for the past before the contact. No one

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is going to stop Emily Scarratt, not even Murphy, who has had an

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outstanding game. Probably the try of the night. Really good hands from

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a few of the England players. Star of the show, Emily Scarratt. And

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England and away goes Thompson. And England are in and under the post.

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Try number five. She is so agile and so balanced, just showing how quick

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she is. They will be happy to see it offered the park and it is out and

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jumps of jolly for they were men in white. They are the Six Nations

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Grand Slam champions for 2017. How are you feeling after that?

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Pirate. It was an absolutely incredible game to play in. The

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first half was intense but we came away with the win. Amazing

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atmosphere and a great crowd, what was it like playing here tonight to?

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Load! The crowd were incredible. So much atmosphere and everything, very

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intense. Congratulations, I will present you know with the player of

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the match award, well done! The champions of the six Nations the

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2017 are England. Well, I'm joined now by Kat merchant and Danielle

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Waterman, part of the Grand Slam winning team, and that must feel

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pretty good to have that medal around your neck again. It is

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unbelievable, a fantastic squad effort and the girls put in a huge

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shift, to go in at half-time with that on the scoreboard was

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important, and unbelievable to get the win, really pleased. And you

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must be delighted to see the Grand Slam back again, even though you

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weren't part of it this time. I was buzzing for the girls, you could see

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how much it meant to them afterwards, and this squad has come

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a long way, they are really building and what aid year to directing, the

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World Cup year. It is a perfect build-up to the World Cup, but let's

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look at the game, it was a tough first 40. We knew it was going to be

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a tough match! My friend from the West Country with her nice big

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trophy! Five years! Sorry, mate. I apologise for her! To be honest, we

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knew it was going to be an 80 minute match against them, and we actually

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found the wind a little bit of a challenge because we didn't win our

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set pieces very well in the first half. The girls coming off the bench

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made a massive impact, and it suited us, is shortened up the defence

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which gave us a wide space and brought it through, so you can see

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how much it means. There has been a real journey, coming in in January,

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and how much closer do you feel together as a squad of players? The

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opportunity of being professional means we get a lot of time on the

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field, and the time off the field to build that unit, so in terms of

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technically, tactically, physically, we'll get a little more rest because

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we don't have to go off to jobs. So it has been really good, and we have

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a fantastic squad back at home, and it has been a real squad effort. We

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are a great pace, it was always about winning, and it is about going

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on to win the World Cup in August. What have you been most impressed by

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in the Six Nations tournament? The strength and depth, because no

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matter who they are starting and rotating, you look at them and go,

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that is an incredible team, and they have more to come on on the bench,

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and that experience will be key. Well done, Danielle, I'm sure you

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will enjoy your night celebrations, and we will have more reaction from

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Donnybrook later, but now let's go to the match that kicked off the

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weekend, Scotland at home to Italy, the Italians looking to avoid the

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Wooden Spoon, and they would need a bonus point win to do it.

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COMMENTATOR: Italy just inside the Scotland 22, and an goes A-list

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trends and, and this is where Italy are dangerous. They are gaining

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territory, picking up speed. Five metres short, and rolling over is

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Ilaria Arrighetti. They are there in numbers, driving forward, almost to

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the try line. This time perhaps, one more effort should do it, but has

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the ball being grounded? That is the question. This might tell us a

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little more, it is the lock forward. And the try is awarded by the TMO,

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still there for Italy. They are still short of the Scottish try

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line. Scotland making the tackles, but they have to be careful here.

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Italy get the drive on once again, it is clear cut this time, Ian

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tempest on the spot, and both tries have come from the drive from the

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forwards, and the second score for the hooker, Melissa Bertoni. This is

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better from Scotland. Good work, the kick downfield from Lisa Thompson.

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It could be a score, yes it is! Scotland have struck back. Much to

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the delight of the home supporters. And a good angle from the centre,

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good handoff as well, and what about that for a neat chip ahead, and

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giving chase, and the kick taken by Skeldon. That is a superb effort,

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what a kick that was, and Scotland right back in it. This looks,

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saying, and it is the try! She gets there for her second try, well

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worked, but again, it was the intervention from Jade Konkel, and

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the supporters are in raptures. Skeldon steps up, strikes it sweetly

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once again, and over it goes to give Scotland the lead.

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Has to be straight, square, steady, stable. Sarah Law standing off,

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lovely offload to Thompson, and to the 22, a little too strong,

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perhaps, and there is another chance gone begging. The clock turns to

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read. Sarah Law knows exactly what needs to be done. Back into the

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hands of the captain, Lisa Martin, who hoists it high into the

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grandstand as Ian Tempest blows the final whistle, it finishes Scotland

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14-12 Italy. What a fantastic win for Scotland,

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coming back from 12-0 down, a campaign for them considering they

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hadn't won a game in the tournament for seven years. And now they have

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won two in the same Six Nations. It is great for them and great for the

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competition. And they are trying to grow the game in Scotland, they have

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Shade Munro in charge and he has bags of experience, he is busy doing

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the right thing because the side are growing, they were not the whipping

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team that they have been for so long. And things take time, you

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can't build a team overnight, so he is obviously putting the right

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things in place, and the skill set is increasing every year and it is

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starting to take shape. And always good to have a solid base at home,

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back wins in their own stadium must give them confidence as they build

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towards the next fixtures. And it will help world support to watch the

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game, it is easier to watch a winning side and hopefully they will

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build support in Scotland. The final match took place in Brive where

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holders France were looking to end their inconsistent defence of their

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title and welcome a Welsh team who will also looking to end a

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disappointing campaign on a high. COMMENTATOR: The French get a decent

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wheel, and it is going to be a try, Wales turning it around the

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blindside, and Powell-Hughes gets the break. The score puts them into

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the lead. They come wide, and Safi N'Diaye can see the try line, but

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can they turn it into a 5-point? They are over the line, and the

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referee says try. That kick over the top, and it is a

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second try for France. They go to the back, and it comes straight down

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the Powell-Hughes. Parted like the red Sea for the number eight, she

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just couldn't quite get going. With Wales again, can they get a second

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try? They can, it is Amy Evans. Brilliant from the Welsh. France

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have narrowed, they have got room out here, and Safi N'Diaye will

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fancy her chances, but she goes wide, and is it going to be the

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score for Boujard? It is. Bevan flicks it a little more, and they

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drive hard. Not quite sure Rachel Taylor got there that time.

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And Evans has got one already, she might have got another. Can Wales

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close the gap once more? France hold for as long as they can

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at the top of the line-out, and now they break. The maul breaks down,

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but they have still got it, they twist and turn, Audrey Forlani with

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it, and now France go forward again. Is it Carragher Baru -- Carricaburu

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in there? France finding some more, and is it going to be a try? It is.

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France are victorious. I thought the way the players performed on the way

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they responded was outstanding, and at times like this, that performance

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was top drawer, and it is a glimpse of what this team could become in

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the future. So, the final Six Nations table looks like this:

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England are once again champions, for the first time since 2012, and

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Ireland will take heart from their performances for the World Cup this

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year. Scotland claim two wins for the first time in 11 years, giving

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it the Wooden Spoon. Said England have the Grand Slam,

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that must be very pleasing for you to see. Not only that the you were

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unbeaten throughout the tournament. And the manner in which we did it,

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we wanted to play tonight and show what we were about as a team, and we

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had that opportunity over the last 20 minutes, and we had to work hard

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to create the space to do it, absolutely thrilled with the

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performance and the whole Six Nations. And you can see, England

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looked as fresh at the end as they had at the start almost, so much

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pace and energy in the squad. Yes, not a single one of them looked

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tired, they all wanted the ball, they all wanted to make that tackle,

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maybe at the end they could take a breath, but they looked relentless

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for the whole 80, which was fantastic. And it is a World Cup

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year. Perfect build-up for that. You must have great confidence among the

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whole squad going on and trying to retain the trophy? Absolutely, we

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talk about going and winning it rather than retaining it, because

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that is what we are going to have to do, but to come here and to perform

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as well as we have done in attack and defence is massive for us, and

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it gives us a lot of confidence. We still have a lot of work to do, but

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we have got some fantastic strength in depth, and you need that going

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into a World Cup. What an atmosphere in the stadium, it was amazing, and

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we certainly want to play in front of crowds like this. It will

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certainly be noisy, August! What is the key, you have the players on

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professional contract, so you do have time with them to build. Yes,

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and fitter and stronger is our priority, and that is the beauty of

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having a full-time programme, we can do that and it is then being able to

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recover properly rather than doing a shift on the training field and then

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going and doing shift at work, which is really tough. A bit of a break,

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let them breathe and we will come back and start working on strength,

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power, speed and everything that goes with it, and hopefully Balter

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few skills onto it as well. I won't put you on the spot, but I will put

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you on the spot, player of the tournament England? I think,

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tonight, Milla Mills, she sticks out in my mind tonight, I will go with

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her. But is it from the six next -- Six Nations, the Super League Show

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is an on Tuesday, but from Donnybrook and the Six Nations, it

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is England to have been crowned the Grand Slam champions of 2017 in a St

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Patrick's Day showdown. Goodbye for now.

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# We are strong # We fight on

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Across the continent, there has been a surge of interest in the women's

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game. # We are the brave

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# Welcome to our new world # We won't be denied

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# We strong # We fight on

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Eilidh Barbour presents highlights from Dublin of the exciting conclusion of the Women's Six Nations. England are hoping to claim their first title in five years, but face a tough test against 2015 winners Ireland in front of a partisan St Patrick's Day crowd at the Donnybrook Stadium. Elsewhere, Scotland aim to build on their first Six Nations win in seven years with a home match against Italy and holders France take on Wales.