Women’s Six Nations Weekend Preview

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This weekend will see Round 3 of the women’s Six Nations, with three sides currently holding a one hundred per cent winning record heading into the weekend.

The match off the weekend has to be the match up at Kingsholm where England face Wales. Both sides are unbeaten, with something having to give on Saturday afternoon.

England will start the game on top of the Six Nations table by virtue of points difference. They have already defeated Scotland 57-5 and last time out thumped Italy in their back garden 74-0.

Wales have recorded victories over Scotland (24-19) and an opening round win in Ireland 27-19.

The Red Roses have named their side ahead of the epic encounter with winger Jess Breach returning back to the side for her first appearance since May 2021.

The winger has been dogged by health issues, having ankle, back and shoulder injuries and Covid-19 which has kept her out of the side.

Coach Simon Middleton has named seven other changes to the side that won in Italy with scrum-half Lucy Parker making her first England start in Gloucester.

Outside centre Emily Scarrett returns to the starting 15, while winger Lydia Thompson is ruled out with a minor injury picked up in training this week.

The Red Roses have already amassed an astonishing 131 points in only two games with just five points conceded and will go into Saturday’s crucial game as favourites for a third straight win and sights set on a fourth consecutive Six Nations.

On Sunday unbeaten France make the trip to face Scotland looking for their third straight win. France will go into the game firm favourites for win number three, with Scotland still looking to break their duck in the tournament.

The final match of the weekend sees Ireland host Italy at 5 pm. Both sides sit at the bottom of the table, still awaiting their first victory in this year’s competition.

Ireland will fancy their chances of opening their account against an Italian side that have already shipped 113 points in two matches and only scored six points thus far.

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