International Round-Up

A mixed weekend for our international stars

Twelve Warriors and Valkyries were in international action at the weekend but not many tasted success as Scotland got the better of English teams in the third round of the NatWest, Women’s and Under 20 6 Nations.

England Women made it three wins from three to stay on course for the Grand Slam after they thrashed Scotland 43-8 on Friday night in Glasgow, with Valkyries’ Lark Davies appearing from the bench for her ninth cap.

The Red Roses sit top of the table, but are level on points with France ahead of their big clash on Saturday 10 March in Grenoble.

Valkyries’ Hannah Bluck and Meg York were in action for Wales Women who lost 35-12 to Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the men’s England team slipped to a disappointing 25-13 loss in Edinburgh with Warriors pair Ben Te’o and David Denton going head-to-head, but it was the big back row who enjoyed the bragging rights.

Ireland stretched their lead over England at the top of the table to five points with a bonus-point win over Wales while¬†Scotland’s win sees them sit just one point behind England.

Five Warriors youngsters were in action for England Under 20s on Friday night but despite leading 17-7 at half-time, the visitors fell to a 24-17 defeat in Edinburgh.

Ollie Lawrence got his first international cap as he started in the centre next to captain Will Butler, and Ted Hill also started in the second row.

Beck Cutting came off the bench for his first cap too, while James Scott also featured.

England Under 20s are second in the table on 11 points, four behind France, with the two teams going face-to-face on Friday 9 March in Beziers.