Simon Middleton insists his resurgent Red Roses won’t take their foot off the gasoline forward of subsequent weekend’s hotly-anticipated TikTok Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam decider towards France at Twickenham.
England thumped Ireland 48-0 in Cork on Saturday as tries from Sarah Beckett, Tatyana Heard, Ellie Kildunne, Marlie Packer and Morwenna Talling teed up a tantalising showdown with the equally unbeaten Les Bleus in London subsequent weekend.
England have now swatted apart Scotland, Italy, Wales and Ireland and boss Middleton says they are going to follow their tried and examined procedures forward of subsequent weekend’s title-deciding conflict.
He stated: “We know what we need to be working on before next week – and it won’t be much different from the stuff we’ve been doing for the last six weeks.
“Ireland were tenacious, they got in our faces and tried to break the game up. They marked our edges really well and didn’t give our wingers easy ball to carry or strike. But I was really pleased with how we finished the game. We were thrown off our plan but we got back on track at the end.”
The Red Roses had been removed from comfy within the first half however did sufficient to safe the bonus level after 27 minutes as Beckett, Heard, Kildunne, Packer and Talling all crossed.
Besides their excessive error rely, two negatives for England had been Hannah Botterman and Packer each hobbling off the pitch in some misery because the Red Roses’ harm record claimed two extra names. Ireland held their very own within the second half, preserving England scoreless for 32 minutes, earlier than Amber Reed crashed over to fireside Middleton’s aspect again to Twickenham unbeaten.
France toppled Wales 39-14 in Grenoble on Sunday to ebook a title-deciding date with the Red Roses on Saturday lunchtime.
The Twickenham showdown is ready to be performed in entrance of a document crowd for a ladies’s rugby match, with ticket gross sales already surpassing 50,000.
Middleton is fretting on the health of each Packer and Botterman however is hopeful they are going to be obtainable as his gamers chase yet one more Grand Slam title. He added: “Both players picked up injuries quite early in the game, and we got them off, but we were lucky in that we were in a good position at that point.
“The medics made a great decision to get them off the field as soon as possible so they could start looking at them, not taking risks and making it worse. We just have to assess them and see where they are at.”
:: For all the most recent TikTok Women’s Six Nations information, info, and particulars on find out how to watch the Championship, go to: https://womens.sixnationsrugby.com/