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Match Report – France Ladies 15-17 England


Two tries from Abby Dow had put the Red Roses in charge in Lille, but the failure of the spotlights on the ground brought the match to a halt after 62 minutes.

Last updated: 04/30/21 22:44 pm

Floodlight failure at Villeneuve stadium forced England’s game against France to be scrapped

England The women’s clash against France in Lille was dropped 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.

Match Report – France Ladies 15-17 England

Abby Dow hits the ground to score England’s second try in Lille

After a break of around 20 minutes, the referee called the game off with England on the brink of victory due to more than 60 minutes of play.

England jumped into the game on a high after beating the French in London last Saturday to claim the Six Nations title.

Match Report – France Ladies 15-17 England

England win the Women’s Six Nations

England fought for a third straight Six Nations title with a 10-6 victory over France at the Twickenham Stoop.

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

A French penalty put the hosts back ahead, but Zoe Harrison regained the lead towards England before the spotlight denied the match a grandstand finish.

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