Rugby, Six Nations women: Ireland-France, Scotland-Italy for final

Rugby, Six Nations women: Ireland-France, Scotland-Italy for final

Ireland and France compete in the final against England this Saturday, with Italy flying to Scotland and aiming for third place: in terms of victory, Neela could reach the all-time best place in the world rankings

The third day of the Six Nations women’s rugby, Saturday, April 17th, offers the first two matches on the tournament’s balanced card, between teams with equal points. They are valid to define the pairing in the final on Saturday, April 24th. Italy can be ranked (equally) the best in the world rankings.

In Dublin

Ireland will take on France in Dublin in Group B at 15.15 (live streaming Eurosport player). The winners will face England in the grand final of the tournament. Both teams were eliminated from Wales in the last match. Irish coach Adam Griggs retained the same XV of 45-0, including winger Bibin Parson, who was selected as the best player in the second round. Teammate Anik Hayward opts for the opposite approach with the French, making 8 changes between 53-0 starters, including center-best player Gabriel Vernier in the first round.

A Glasgow

In Group B18 (live Eurosport 2), Italy stormed Scotland in Glasgow. Who won the final to finish third against Ireland-France? The losers will be challenged for fifth place against Wales. Which of the two finals, the blue it will play at home in Parma. “We face the commitment with confidence – says coach Andrea de Giandomenico – that this will be a different competition from the debut competition, and that the determination and concentration of the athletes will be a fundamental factor that can change the balance.”

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Ranking

Italy is seventh in the world and Ireland is eighth. According to World Rugby estimates, he will rise to fifth place if he wins with +15 points, surpassing the USA (sixth place) and Australia (fifth place) in October, before the Six Nations 2020 knockout in the UK. . If they win, the Blues will be in sixth place and Ireland will win by -15. If they lose, they will overtake the Irish in seventh place and if the Irish win at -15 and the Irish win at +15. Scotland’s (11th) victory puts her in the top ten for the first time in the world.

Charts

Group A: England 10 points (+106), Scotland 0 (-42), Italy (-64) 0. Group B: France 5 points (+53), Ireland 5 (+45), Wales 0 (-98).

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