England Women continued their dominant form on Sunday [12 Feb 2012] with an impressive win over hosts Italy. they put 7 tries past the Hosts for a 43-3 win.
A last minute change of venue, due to freezing conditions in Milan, had the game moved to the artificial pitch at Recco. The astro-turf was a first for a 6 Nations match, but didn’t seem to bother England too much with try no. 1 coming only 6 minutes into the game.
Italy’s only 3 points came from a penalty as England went down to 14 players, with earlier try scorer Rochelle Clark sent to the sin bin.
After the match, England Head Coach Gary Street had this to say on their performance:
“We’re delighted to get another win under our belts. The performance was a mixed bag really. Some of our tries were world class and we showed some real brilliance but we also struggled a bit. We tried too hard sometimes with passes going amiss or by making simple mistakes.
“Next up we face Wales at Twickenham in two weeks’ time. We now have a week to iron out some areas of our game as we know Wales will like nothing better than inflicting a win on us on our home turf.”
That’s two strong performances in as many weeks – can they keep up their form for a Home encounter with Wales? Roll on Saturday 25th February!