KO KO 3 4 17 18 29 30 33 36 37 40 45 46 46 50 50 50 50 50 57 57 57 61 62 64 64 65 67 67 69 71 71 FT


TeamTriesMissed ConversionDGConversionsPointsOutcome
England Women610540Win
Barbarians Women20214Loss


England came into the match second in the world rankings, and they showed just why with a strong performance which was ultimately rewarded with a 26-point win over the Barbarians.

They were seven points up inside four minutes, Lark Davies driven over from a lineout. Hannah Botterman bookended the opening quarter when she crashed over between the uprights, but while England dominated they were made to work hard for their scores by a determined Barbarians.

England’s defence had been just as impressive as their attack, and it had to be at its best at the start of the second quarter as the Barbarians showed how threatening they could be with ball in hand.

Forwards and backs combined to take play from halfway to the goal line, but when it really needed to the England effort held to win a penalty.

England extended their lead on the half-hour through Poppy Cleall, but back came the Barbarians, Tova Derk sparking an attack with some silky stepping on half-way. But when Emily Wood overran a pass England had escaped, and within a couple of minutes had extended their lead, Davies driven over again.

England may have scored four before the break, but they had left another couple of scores out on the pitch, and they had another chalked off for a forward pass soon after play resumed which saw momentum swing.

Jasmine Joyce’s break gave her team mates impetus, and when play moved infield Sene Naoupu drew a couple of defenders before offloading for Wood to dive over.

The rest of the third quarter belonged to the Barbarians, and their efforts were rewarded just past the hour when Fiao’o Fa’amausili burst through to score.

At 28-14 England were rocking, but they rolled up their sleeves with a pair of quick-fire tries which put the contest to bed, Davies driven over for her hat trick and Kelly Smith put into the clear on the left wing.

“We expected a fast game and that’s what we got,” said Fa’amasili.

“We were on defence for most of the game and it’s hard to win a game when you’re on D all the time. Credit to us, because we haven’t really done much defence, so to come together and do it running at a hundred miles per hour. It’s what we expected.

“We had an awesome day — the crowd was great — and it was brutal. Barbarians rugby is about fun, flair and we did some of that. We scored two good tries. I was lucky to see a gap. Nolli put me through the hole and we left it all out there.”

England Women

15Sarah ‘MC’ MckennaFull Back000000
14Lydia Thompson 23Wing000000
13Lagi TuimaFull Back000000
12Amber ReedCentre01 (65')0000
11Kelly SmithWing1 (69')00000
10Zoe Harrison 22Fly Half04 (4', 18', 30', 37')0000
9Leanne Infante (née Riley) 21Scrum Half000000
1Hannah ‘Botts’ Botterman 17LH Prop1 (17')00000
2Lark Atkin-Davies 16Hooker3 (3', 36', 64')00000
3Sarah Bern 18Prop000000
4Zoe AldcroftLock000000
5Abbie Ward (nee Scott)Lock000000
6Poppy CleallBack Row1 (29')00000
7Jo Brown 19Back Row000000
8Sarah Hunter 20Number 8000000
16Clara Nielson 2Hooker000000
17El Perry 1-000000
18Chloe Edwards 3Prop000000
19Rosie Galligan 7Lock000000
20Rowena Burnfield 8Lock000000
21Claudia Macdonald 9Scrum Half000000
22Tatyana Heard 10Centre000000
23Carys Williams 14Centre000000
 Total 650000

Barbarians Women

15Nolli Waterman 20Full Back000000
14Jasmine JoyceWing000000
13Emily WoodCentre1 (45')00000
12Sene NaoupuCentre000000
11Tova Derk 23Wing000000
10El SnowsillFly Half02 (46', 62')0000
9Kristina Sue 21Scrum Half000000
1Rocky Clark 17LH Prop000000
2Fiao’o Famausili 18Hooker1 (61')00000
3Steph Te Oheare – Fox 16TH Prop000000
4Carmen Farmer 19Lock000000
5Dalena DennisonLock000000
6Justine Lavea 22Back Row000000
7Claire MolloyBack Row000000
8Linda ItunuBack Row000000
16Heather Kerr 3Prop000000
17Laura Keates 1Prop000000
18Gaëlle Mignot 2Back Row000000
19Tamara Taylor 4Lock000000
20Georgie Gulliver 15Scrum Half000000
21Hannah ‘Choppa’ Casey 9Centre000000
22Ceri Large 6Fly Half000000
23Kayla Ahki 11-000000
 Total 220000


02/06/20193:00 pm2018-19


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