2022 Ladies’s Six Nations Team in Round 4
Les Bleues and the Crimson Roses maintained their profitable information within the championship with bonus-point victories over Wales and Eire respectively whereas Italy triumphed for the primary time this yr with a 20-13 win over Scotland.
Right here we choose a composite XV of the gamers who had an enormous affect on their nations’ performances over the weekend. Will you agree with our picks? Tell us your ideas.
2022 Ladies’s Six Nations Team in Round 4
15. Helena Rowland (England)
Quiet within the first half – in equity, she didn’t get a lot ball – however her affect grew as the sport went on, together with her evasive runs and pinpoint distribution creating scoring alternatives for the Crimson Roses. It was her move that launched Lydia Thompson for her first attempt.
14. Lydia Thompson (England)
It wasn’t actually a weekend the place wingers had myriad alternatives in open area, with the driving maul a extra in style attacking weapon, however each time Thompson received the ball she appeared harmful.
And her deadly ending got here to the fore once more as she scored two tries.
13. Michela Sillari (Italy)
It was an enormous weekend for outside-centres. Wales’ Hannah Jones stood out, significantly in defence, in opposition to France whereas Emily Scarratt gained her a centesimal England cap, however Sillari had the largest affect on Italy’s first win of the championship.
12. Lisa Thomson (Scotland)
Began the sport at outside-centre and completed the sport at inside-centre, and confirmed her significance to this Scotland group together with her arms and toes. She’s a terrific kicking choice for the Scots and likewise carried powerfully.
This was her first match of this yr’s championship and he or she appeared simply as sharp as she did pre-injury. She confirmed nice consciousness to take Jessy Tremouliere’s cross-field kick and floor the ball beneath strain from Jasmine Joyce.
10. Jessy Tremouliere (France)
She comes throughout as nonchalant on the pitch however her expertise are a severe menace to any group she performs. Piloted les Bleues very well as they put collectively arguably their greatest efficiency of the event so far and glided over for his or her fifth attempt.
9. Laure Sansus (France)
One other week, one other Participant of the Match award for Sansus and he or she was solely on the pitch for 50 minutes. The scrum-half is the heartbeat of this French squad and scored one other two tries – she now tops the charts with six on this yr’s championship.
1. Vickii Cornborough (England)
This might perhaps be a twin award for Cornborough and Hannah Botterman to focus on the dominance of England’s looseheads in opposition to Eire. In truth, that would apply throughout the entire entrance row.
Cornborough was a part of an England scrum and lineout that decimated the Irish at instances, their driving maul resulting in a handful of tries, whereas she additionally made yards with ball in hand.
2. Agathe Sochat (France)
A point out, too, for Eire’s Neve Jones, who was an actual drive in defence.
3. Lucia Gai (Italy)
Sarah Bern was sensible as soon as once more for the Crimson Roses however Gai was stupendous in Italy’s second-half comeback.
Proving simply as all-action as Bern, she was the Azzurre’s high provider and metre maker in addition to their high tackler. Plus, she was a part of the unimaginable rolling mauls they put collectively late on.
4. Emma Wassell (Scotland)
Again within the group after recovering from the wrist harm that ended her run of 50-plus consecutive Exams and he or she made up for misplaced time.
5. Madoussou Fall (France)
Together with Celine Ferer, she helped France overpower Wales within the tight and the unfastened, offering the ballast within the engine room for the scrum and placing her group on the entrance foot when in possession.
6. Alisha Butchers (Wales)
A relentless thorn in France’s aspect, whether or not stripping the ball and making tackles (she was Wales’ high tackler with 12) or carrying strongly.
7. Marlie Packer (England)
She completed the sport with 19 carries, 125 metres made and eight tackles to her identify, in addition to one other Participant of the Match award.
8. Hannah O’Connor (Eire)