2010 Women's Six Nations Championship

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2010 Women's Six Nations Championship
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  England (11th title)
Grand Slam  England
Triple Crown  England
Matches played 15
Top point scorer(s) Ireland Niamh Briggs (29 points)
Top try scorer(s) England Emily Scarratt (4 tries)
2009 (Previous) (Next) 2011

The 2010 Women's Six Nations Championship, also known as the 2010 RBS Women's 6 Nations due to the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the ninth series of the Women's Six Nations Championship, an annual women's rugby union competition between six European rugby union national teams. The tournament was held between 5 February and 21 March 2010; the same weekends as the men's tournament was being played.

The championship was contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. England won the tournament, achieving a final 11–10 victory over France to win the Grand Slam, and their fifth title in a row.

Final table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  England 5 5 0 0 156 15 141 26 10
2  France 5 3 0 2 97 47 50 14 6
3  Ireland 5 3 0 2 69 52 17 9 6
4  Scotland 5 1 1 3 31 108 -77 4 3
5  Italy 5 1 1 3 44 129 -85 6 3
6  Wales 5 1 0 4 49 95 -46 6 2

Fixtures and results[edit]

On early December 2009 it was announced the fixtures scheduled for 2010 Championship.[1][2] Three teams played all their home games at the same venue: Pillar Data Arena (England), Milltown House (Ireland) and Brewery Field (Wales).

Week 1[edit]

Test no. 792
2010-02-05
Ireland  22-5  Italy Milltown House, Ashbourne, County Meath, Leinster
Referee: Sarah Corrigan (Australia)[3]
Tries: Joy Neville 37', 48'
Alison Miller 63'
Cons: Niamh Briggs 48', 63'
Drop: Niamh Briggs 12'
Try: Silvia Peron 80'
Test no. 793
2010-02-06
England  31-0  Wales Pillar Data Arena, Esher, Surrey
Referee: David Keane (Ireland)[3]
Tries: Heather Fisher 4'
Katherine Merchant 28'
Emily Scarratt 40'+4'
Katy McLean 64'
Rochelle Clark 76'
Cons: Katy McLean 40'+4', 64', 76'
Test no. 794
2010-02-06
Scotland  10-8  France Howthornden, Lasswade, Midlothian
Referee: Stefano Mancini (Italy)[3]
Tries: Lucy Millard 46', 80' Try: Sandra Rabier 4'
Pen: Christelle Le Duff 57'

Week 2[edit]

Test no. 795
2010-02-12
France  19-9  Ireland Stade des Allées, Blois, Loir-et-Cher
Referee: Clare Daniels (England)[4]
Tries: Fanny Horta 15', 21'
Stéphanie Loyer 53'
Cons: Aurélie Bailon 15', 53'
Pens: Niamh Briggs 35', 39', 62'
Test no. 796
2010-02-13
Italy  0-41  England Stadio Nando Capra, Noceto, Parma
Referee: Mhairi Hay (Scotland)[4]
Tries: Michaela Staniford 5'
Fiona Pocock 11'
Rochelle Clark 19'
Catherine Spencer 40', 80'+1'
Heather Fisher 56'
Margareth Alphonsi 76'
Cons: Alice Richardson 11', 56'
Katy McLean 76'
Test no. 797
2010-02-14
Wales  28-12  Scotland Brewery Field, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Referee: Sarah Corrigan (Australia)[4]
Tries: Caryl James 9', 16'
Non Evans 31'
Mared Evans 60'
Cons: Non Evans 9', 16', 31', 60'
Tries: Tanya Griffith 13'
Lynne Reid 79'
Cons: Louise Dalgliesh 13'

Week 3[edit]

Test no. 798
2010-02-28
Wales  3-15  France Brewery Field, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Referee: Dana Teagarden (United States)[5]
Pen: Non Evans 6' Tries: Caroline Ladagnous 59'
Sandrine Agricole 65'
Con: Aurélie Bailon 65'
Pen: Aurélie Bailon 64'
Test no. 799
2010-02-28
Italy  6-6  Scotland Stadio Maurizio Natali, Colleferro, Rome
Referee: Chris Williams (Wales)[5]
Pens: Veronica Schiavon 11', 36' Pens: Sarah Gill 54', 73'
Test no. 800
2010-02-28
England  22-5  Ireland Pillar Data Arena, Esher, Surrey
Referee: Stefano Marrama (Italy)[5]
Tries: Margareth Alphonsi 4'
Emily Scarratt 6'
Claire Allan 59'
Amy Turner 69'
Con: Katy McLean 6'
Try: Kate O’Loughlin 17'

Week 4[edit]

Test no. 801
2010-03-12
Ireland  18-3  Wales Milltown House, Ashbourne, County Meath, Leinster
Referee: Eric Gauzins (France)[6]
Tries: Niamh Briggs 15'
Tania Rosser 57'
Joy Neville 76'
Pen: Niamh Briggs 72'
Pen: Non Evans 5'
Test no. 802
2010-03-13
Scotland  0-51  England Meggetland, Edinburgh
Referee: Paul Haycock (Ireland)[6]
Tries: Amber Penrith 5', 55'
Heather Fisher 10'
Emily Scarratt 14', 80'
Jo McGilchrist 35'
Fiona Pocock 45', 77'
Rebecca Essex 59'
Cons: Katy McLean 10', 45'
Emily Scarratt 59'
Test no. 803
2010-03-13
France  45-14  Italy Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Montpellier, Hérault
Referee: Charles Samson (Scotland)[6]
Tries: Sandrine Agricole 8', 45'
Marie-Charlotte Hebel 13'
Stéphanie Loyer 19'
Sandra Rabier 32'
Céline Allainmat 58', 77'
Cons: Aurélie Bailon 8', 13', 19', 45', 77'
Tries: Licia Stefan 64'
Manuela Furlan 74'
Cons: Veronica Schiavon 64', 74'

Week 5[edit]

Test no. 804
2010-03-19
Ireland  15-3  Scotland Milltown House, Ashbourne, County Meath, Leinster
Referee: Hervé Dubes (France)[7]
Tries: Nora Stapleton 46'
Sinead Ryan 73'
Con: Niamh Briggs 73'
Pen: Niamh Briggs 32'
Pen: Nicola Halfpenny 34'
Test no. 805
2010-03-19
France  10-11  England Stade Commandant Bougouin, Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine
Referee: Alan Rogan (Ireland)[7]
Try: Céline Allainmat 55'
Pen: Aurélie Bailon 14'
Con: Aurélie Bailon 55'
Try: Amy Turner 17'
Pens: Katy McLean 47', 64'
Test no. 806
2010-03-21
Wales  15-19  Italy Brewery Field, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Referee: Andrea Ttofa (England)[7]
Tries: Naomi Thomas 25'
Non Evans 34'
Con: Non Evans 25'
Pen: Awen Thomas 65'
Tries: Flavia Severin 44', 54'
Maria Diletta Veronese 57'
Cons: Michela Tondinelli 54', 57'

Leading scorers[edit]

Other point scorers[edit]

10 points: Margareth Alphonsi (England), Rochelle Clark (England), Fanny Horta (France), Caryl James (Wales), Stéphanie Loyer (France), Lucy Millard (Scotland), Amber Penrith (England), Sandra Rabier (France), Veronica Schiavon (Italy), Flavia Severin (Italy), Catherine Spencer (England), Amy Turner (England)
6 points: Sarah Gill (Scotland)
5 points: Claire Allan (England), Rebecca Essex (England), Mared Evans (Wales), Manuela Furlan (Italy), Tanya Griffith (Scotland), Marie-Charlotte Hebel (France), Caroline Ladagnous (France), Jo McGilchrist (England), Katherine Merchant (England), Alison Miller (Ireland), Kate O'Loughlin (Ireland), Silvia Peron (Italy), Lynne Reid (Scotland), Tanya Rosser (Ireland), Sinead Ryan (Ireland), Michella Staniford (England), Nora Stapleton (Ireland), Licia Stefan (Italy), Naomi Thomas (Wales), Maria Diletta Veronese (Italy)
4 points: Alice Richardson (England), Michela Tondinelli (Italy)
3 points: Nicola Halfpenny (Scotland), Christelle Le Duff (France), Arwen Thomas (Wales)
2 points: Louise Dalgliesh (Scotland)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Six Nations on the horizon as main games confirmed". December 4, 2009. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Six Nations Women's Championship 2010 fixtures". December 11, 2009. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Referees to 7 February". February 1, 2010. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Referees to 15 February". February 9, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Referees to 1 March". February 23, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c "Referees to 15 March". March 8, 2010. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "Referees to 21 March". March 16, 2010. Retrieved March 26, 2010. 

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