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KO KO 10 15 16 19 23 27 39 44 48 49 52 56 64 65 76 79 FT

Results

TeamTriesMissed ConversionDGPenaltiesConversionsBPPointsOutcome
England Women10703156Win
Italy Women201013Loss

Review

MATCH REPORT

BY JAMES STANDLEY

Emily Scarratt, Alex Matthews, Lydia Thompson and Amy Cokayne scored to help them to a 22-8 half-time lead despite several missed chances in Dublin.

They added further tries through Tamara Taylor, Scarratt again, a Danielle Waterman double, Thompson’s second and Amy Wilson-Hardy.

Italy replied through efforts from Maria Magatti and Elisa Giordano.

Was it all good from England?

The Italians restricted England to a 29-15 win in the Six Nations earlier this year but they were no match for the Red Roses on Sunday.

Much like in their midweek thumping of Spain, England again produced plenty of classy moments but they also threw in a host of handling errors that prevented a thrashing turning into a rout.

The industrious flanker Marlie Packer was outstanding in attack and defence, one minute popping up to charge through the Italian defence near the fringes of the breakdown, the next winning a turnover at a ruck.

Rachael Burford prompted well in midfield and Katy Mclean pulled the strings effectively when she came on at 10 for the second half.

And when the ball went wide outside centre Scarratt and the lively back three of Waterman, Thompson and Wilson-Hardy all looked threatening and took the chance to add to their try tallies for England.

Their biggest concern may be the poor goal-kicking, with only three of the 10 tries converted as Scarratt, so assured in the rest of her game, left her kicking boots at home before handing over to Amber Reed.

‘Plenty to improve on’

England captain Emily Scarratt speaking to ITV: “It was a pretty good day. There’s plenty to improve on now for a big game against the USA.

“After the first half we came out with added impetus. Italy threw everything at us and we had to try to break them down.

“We had some good spells and individuals stepped up and showed us what they can do. We’re always striving to better though.”

England Women

# Player Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
15Nolli WatermanFull Back2 (56', 64')0000000116814500
14Lydia ThompsonWing2 (27', 76')00000005724900
13Emily ScarrattCentre2 (10', 48')2 (16', 49')00000041257500
12Rachael BurfordCentre000000003981400
11Amy Wilson-HardyWing1 (79')0000000112414600
10Amber ReedCentre01 (65')000000814371300
9Natasha ‘Mo’ HuntScrum Half000000003291700
1Rocky ClarkProp00000000791300
2Amy CokayneHooker1 (39')00000003932100
3Justine LucasProp00000000561100
4Tamara TaylorLock1 (44')00000006931800
5Zoe AldcroftLock0000000061061400
6Izzy Noel-SmithBack Row00000000610102600
7Marlie PackerBack Row0000000031727900
8Alex MatthewsBack Row1 (15')000000051674800
16Heather KerrProp00000000120400
17Vickii CornboroughProp00000000020500
18Poppy CleallBack Row000000002401700
19Harriet Millar-MillsBack Row000000003722900
20Sarah HunterNumber 800000000054500
21Latoya Mason-000000002043000
22Katy Daley-McleanFly Half0000000061027700
23Meg JonesFly Half000000001232200
 Total 1030000008119026774800

Italy Women

# Player Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
11Maria MagattiWing1 (23')0000000000000
8Elisa GiordanoBack Row1 (52')0000000000000
10Veronica Madia (née Schiavon)Fly Half0001 (19')0000000000
 Total 20010000180010835900
TRY
10
2
CON
3
0
CON %
0
0
PEN
0
1
PEN %
0
0
DG
0
0
DG %
0
0
OVERALL %
0
0
TACKLES
81
180
CARRIES
190
0
PASSES
267
108
METRES
748
359
YC
0
0
RC
0
0

Details

Date Time League Season
13/08/2017 2:30 pm WRWC POOL B 2016-17

Venue

Billings Park, Dublin
Billings Park, University College, Dublin, Ireland

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24 - 33
Women's 6 Nations

Italy Women v England Women

39 - 7
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England Women v Italy Women

0 - 24
Women's 6 Nations

Italy Women v England Women

34 - 0
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63 - 9
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25 - 9
WRWC POOL D

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