For the third day of the Women’s Six Nations Tournament, the French women’s team will play against Ireland at Energia Park in Dublin (France 4 live at 3.15pm). This match is crucial to join England, who have already qualified for the finals. The winning team will play the XV de la Rose in the grand final, beating the final to second place. Here is what you need to know about this game.
A win synonymous with the final
This is a shock with big stocks waiting for French women. The Blues started the match with a wide-ranging (53-0) win over Wales, but Ireland also did not qualify for a win (45-0) against Wales a week later. So France and Ireland are vying for first place in Pool B. But who says first place, especially in the final 2021 tournament to challenge English title holders, teams don’t play each other.
England already have two wins, beating the Scots (52-10) and the Italians (67-3). In Pool B, Ireland and France capitalized on the Welsh, who did not score a single point. That is why the winner of this meeting completes two wins and the first place synonymous with the final, while the loser will face the second place of Pool B (Scotland or Italy). Gayle Hermet’s team’s last dreams, and their fifth Grand Slam, as they pursue the title since 2018, the year of their sixth and final victory (third in the last 6 seasons).
French Ireland is one of the favorite destinations of French women
In 2020, both teams could not challenge each other after the match was canceled due to postponement due to health crisis. The final meeting of the Women’s Six Nations Tournament is scheduled for 2019. A match that ended in a crushing victory for France (47-17).
Of the 19 games in the tournament, France have won 17 times against Women’s Clover XI. After Ireland won one match, the gap remained narrow in 2017 and 2015 (13-10, 15-10). In 2018, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, and 1999, the Irish encouraged the French team to great victories without scoring a single point.
21 In 2021 even more fines will be levied
After the 2020 version, which could not be completed due to the Kovid-19 pandemic, the 2021 version had to be matched. Instead of being parallel to the men’s tournament in February-March, it was moved from April 3 to 24, which also changed its format.
An idea similar to the Autumn National Cup, with two pools, A combining with England, Italy, Scotland, B, France, Ireland and Wales. Two matches for a team, after the group matches are over, each group meets the same level players in the other group. The big winner of this 2021 edition will be named on April 24 during “Super Saturday”, the day of the final. This allows you to fall into the wrong camp with a defeat on the clock that won the Ireland and France tournaments in 2015 and 2016. In 2021, mistakes are inevitable.