England Women played Ireland Women in the last match of the 6 Nations competition at the Ricoh Stadium on 16th March 2018.
England could secure a 6 Nations title with a win against Ireland, if France lost to Wales, unfortunately for the Red Roses this didn’t happen, England convincingly beat Ireland but France thumped Wales 38 – 3.
Tries for England came from Danielle Waterman, Marlie Packer, Amy Cokayne, Ellie Kildunne and Amber Reed.
The only Ireland try came from Claire Molloy.
Aside from a truly cracking game of rugby, the stand-out event of the match was the sheer emotion of the game. The teams both looked tired and it had clearly been an exhausting 6 Nations campaign.
The Ireland fans packed out the East Stand to support their team and when the game finished, many of the Ireland players came to join relatives and fans, clambering over the advertising hoardings.
It was very emotional and lovely to watch.