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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 February 2008, 19:39 GMT
England women crush sorry French
England Women maintained their charge for a third straight Six Nations Grand Slam with a record 31-0 win in France.

The reigning champions ran in five tries to add to the nine they put past Wales and 12 against Italy.

Claire Allan, Tamara Taylor, captain Catherine Spencer and Sarah Beale, who crossed twice, all touched down.

"I am so proud of the team. This is a fabulous result. The will and desire the team displayed was outstanding," said England head coach Gary Street.

"The team were led superbly by Catherine Spencer and everyone refused to let France cross and I think our opponents became demoralised by that.

"Some people will say the title in now in the bag for us, but as far as we are concerned we have won three games but we have not got any silverware to show for it yet.

"There are two games still to go and there is no way Scotland or Ireland are going to roll away and let us get our hands on the trophy without a serious battle."


England team: Charlotte Barras (Saracens); Michaela Staniford (Wasps), Claire Allan (Saracens), Rachael Burford (Saracens), Danielle Waterman (Clifton); Katy McLean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Amy Turner (Richmond); Rochelle Clark (Henley), Amy Garnett (Saracens), Katy Storie (Blaydon), Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Joanna McGilchrist (Wasps), Sarah Hunter (Lichfield), Margaret Alphonsi (Saracens), Catherine Spencer (capt) (Worcester).
Replacements: Emma Layland (Richmond), Sophie Hemming (Clifton), Sarah Beale (Leos), Karen Jones (Richmond), Alice Richardson (Richmond), Katherine Merchant (Worcester), Victoria Massarella (Saracens).


SEE ALSO
England women thrash sorry Italy
11 Feb 08 |  Rugby Union
England women thrash feeble Wales
02 Feb 08 |  Rugby Union


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