Match Report – France Ladies 15 – 17 England

Match Report – France Ladies 15 – 17 England

Match Report – France Ladies 15 – 17 England

Floodlight failure at Stadium Villeneuve forced England’s game against France to be abandoned

England Women’s clash with France in Lille was abandoned after 62 minutes due
to a floodlight failure.

Two tries from Abby Dow had helped the visitors establish a 17-15 advantage before the game was plunged into darkness.

Abby Dow touches down to score England's second try in Lille Abby Dow touches down to score England's second try in Lille

Abby Dow touches down to score England’s second try in Lille

Following a break of around 20 minutes, the referee called the game off, with England set to be awarded victory due to more than 60 minutes having been played.

England headed into the game on a high having beaten the French in London last Saturday to claim the Six Nations title.

England win Women’s Six Nations

England battled to a third successive Six Nations title with a 10-6 win over France at the Twickenham Stoop.

Dow surged down the wing to cancel out an early try from France, then summoned another superb individual effort as England edged into a 14-12 lead at the break.

A French penalty put the hosts back in front but Zoe Harrison booted the advantage back in England’s direction before the floodlights denied the game a grandstand finish.

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