England women put 12 tries past Scotland women to set up title Showdown

England’s Kay Wilson crossed the whitewash 7 times , a Womens Six Nations record, and Amy Cokayne scored a hat-trick as England beat Scotland by 64 points to 0.

Emily Scarratt missed ten of her twelve conversion attempts though somewhat redeemed herself with a try of her own; Danielle Waterman was the other England try scorer.

This victory sets up a tantalising finale to the Women’s Championship as Ireland Women beat Wales Women 12-7 to join England on 18 points.

It took a poor Scottish side 53 minutes to enter the English 22 and they crossed the line however the TMO ruled they had failed to ground the ball.

England: 64 (40)
Tries: Wilson 7, Cokayne 3, Waterman, Scaratt Cons: Scarratt 2
Scotland 0 (0)

Anglo Welsh cup Semi-final Preview Exeter vs Harlequins

The second semi final of the weekend is between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins. Exeter come off the back of a bonus point win over the Leicester Tigers whilst Quins visit after a massive comeback vs Gloucester to win 27-30.

Both teams have gone for a mix of experienced and academy players. Julian Salvi captains the Chiefs on his return from injury to line up alongside Ben Moon and Damian Welch in the Chiefs pack. Whilst their backline features Ollie Devoto at outside centre.

Harlequins have gone for an experienced back three with Chisholm, Yarde and Alofa. And Adam Jones starts at Tighthead prop to make his 31st appearance.

Exeter: Turner; Jess, Devoto, S Hill, Bodilly; J Simmonds, Townsend; Moon, Malton, Williams, Atkins, Welch, White, Salvi (capt), S Simmonds.

Replacements: Taione, Keast, Low, J Hill, Johnson, Thomas, Hooley, Hendrickson.

Harlequins: Chisholm; Yarde, Marchant, Hopper, Alofa; Jackson, Mulchrone; Lambert, Gray, A Jones, Merrick, Matthews, Naoupu, Ward (capt), Luamanu.

Replacements: Buchanan, Evans, Shields, South, Hodson, L Jones, Lang, Walker.

Referee: Dan Jones

Prediction: Exeter win

Anglo Welsh cup Semi-final Preview: Saracens vs Leicester

The Anglo Welsh cup semi-finals kick off with Saracens vs Leicester Tigers (11/03/17 KO 18:00).

These two teams will meet for the fourth time this season with Tigers seeking their first ever win at Allianz Park. Saracens have named an entirely different team to the one which beat Newcastle by 27 points to 35 last weekend. The Saracens bench packs plenty of firepower with players such as Burger, De Kock, Lozowski whilst still playing in the spirit of the Tournament, picking a young team with Samoa lock Fa’atiga Lemalu making his first start after signing on a short-term deal last month, while Tom Lindsay could make his debut from the bench.

The Leicester Tigers have made twelve changes to their starting xv with J P Pieterson, Kitto and Luke Hamilton the only players to retain their place. It is a Tigers team packed with experience with Burns, Tait, Balmain,  Kitchener, Thacker, McCaffrey coming into the team. There is also a starting place for full-back George Worth who stood in earlier in the season when Tait and Veainu were out with a Broken Jaw and Concussion respectively. Tigers have packed a young bench with Ben White named at 21 coming in for the injured Sam Harrison and Harry Thacker’s brother Charlie coming in at 23.

Saracens come into the match on the back of a poor start to times without their internationals whilst Tigers return to action after a 34-15 drubbing by the Exeter Chiefs after a noticeable improvement in their performance.

Saracens: Gallagher; Ellery, Streather (capt.), Tompkins, Earle; Whiteley, Taylor; Barrington, Saunders, Koch, Lemalu, Flanagan, Brown, Conlon, Vunisa.

Replacements: Lindsay, Stringer, Lamositele, Isiekwe, Burger, De Kock, Lozowski, Perkins.

Leicester: Worth; Brady, Tait (capt.), Roberts, Pietersen; Burns, Kitto; Genge, McGuigan, Balmain, Wells, Kitchener, Hamilton, Thacker, McCaffrey.

Replacements: Croft, Rizzo, Bateman, Maksymiw, Owen, White, Williams, Thacker.

Referee: Luke Pearce

Prediction: Tigers win