Six Nations 2022 Women’s Third Round Team
After three rounds of the Women’s Six Nations Championship, England and France are leading the way, each with a maximum of 15 points from their three matches.
England dominated against previously unbeaten Wales with a 58-5 win and have now scored 31 tries and conceded just two in their matches so far.
France picked up another win with a bonus point beating Scotland 28-8, although they failed to score a single point in the second half, while Ireland picked up their first league victory this year by beating Italy 29-8 in Cork.
So who were the top performers, the players who impressed the most?
Six Nations 2022 Women’s Third Round Team
15. Chloe Rollie (Scotland)
Scorer of the points that saw Scotland win the second half against France, she also made more yards and broke more tackles than any other player for either team. A real threat.
14. Jess Breche (England)
She may have been out of the Test phase for a year through injury, but she wasted no time in adding to her incredible trying record for the Red Roses.
She crossed Kingsholm twice to do 27 tries in just 20 tests! Clinical.
13. Emilie Scarratt (England)
It’s hard to believe she’s less than a handful of games away from returning after a broken leg. She carried superbly, smashing holes in the Wales defense to become the only player on either side to break the triple-digit mark for yards covered (147).
Additionally, the pass she sent to Abbie Ward helped set up arguably the best try of the afternoon for England, striker Alex Matthews, and she also signed late.
12. Stacey flood (Ireland)
Not only was her kicking game key to Ireland shedding pressure and gaining territory – she threw over 450 yards against Italy – but she also impressed in defence. She was Ireland’s best defender.
11. Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe (Ireland)
Controversially denied a try in the first half, but a constant threat in attack and punching well above his weight in defence.
His 50th-minute kick chase put pressure on Manuela Furlan and forced the Italy captain to drive the ball over the line and concede the 5m scrum after which the Ireland got a penalty try.
ten. Zoe Harrison (England)
Jessy Tremouliere was player of the game against Scotland, scoring a try, managing four conversions and producing a few 50:22, but Harrison was excellent against Wales.
The length and accuracy of his kicking game – a key contrast to that of Wales – gave England territory while his pinpoint distribution created wide-ranging chances.
9. Laura Sansus (France)
She was substituted at half-time after appearing to pick up an injury scoring her second try, but in those first 40 minutes she was once again key to France securing the bonus try point at halftime. -weather.
The scrum-half was a creator and scorer on the opening try with a smart chip as she responded well to a charge for her second.
1. Linda Djugang (Ireland)
The performance of the Irish peloton was key to their maiden championship victory and Djougang was an integral part of that. Then there’s his carry game and dominant tackles.
2. Neve Jones (Ireland)
The hooker’s work rate has impressed throughout this year’s Championship. It was the same again in Cork, where she was one of Ireland’s best tacklers.
As well as completing a maul driving manual before the break, she was part of a pack that mastered the Azure and issued a penalty try at the time of the scrum.
3. Sarah Bern (England)
Christine Belisle came out on top as Scotland won the second half against France 5-0, but you just can’t ignore Sarah Bern doing Sarah Bern things against Wales.
Along with her powerful set piece performance, she tackled almost at will and scored a try.
4. Sam Monaghan (Ireland)
Another strong weekend for the second lines – Céline Ferer, Sarah Bonar and Sara Tounesi other noteworthy – but Monaghan gets the green light for another star performance.
She was Ireland’s top runner and was at the heart of the hosts’ solid set piece in Cork.
5. Abbie Ward (England)
Player of the match against Wales. Ward scored a try herself in the first half, provided an assist with her pass to Alex Matthews in second and was central to a dominant forward display from the first minute to the last, at both in the lineout and in the scrum.
6. Gaelle Hermet (France)
Prominent in the line-up and in defence, the French skipper also created Laure Sansus’ second try with her charge on Jenny Maxwell’s clearance and scored the try on bonus points with good supporting play.
7. Marlie Packer (England)
Another relentless performance from the openside. She may not have had the same impact on the scoreboard as in the opener in Scotland, but she had the same impact on the pitch. She was the Red Roses’ best carrier and tackler.
8. Evie Gallagher (Scotland)
Yes, she started openside, but when Jade Konkel was substituted in the 55th minute, she fell back to No.8. Her all-action display made her Scotland’s best runner and tackler as well as the third highest meter achiever.
What do you think of this Six Nations 2022 women’s team from round three? Who would compose your composite XV from this weekend? Email [email protected] with your opinions.
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