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Last Updated: Saturday, 18 March 2006, 20:39 GMT
England Women clinch Grand Slam
England Women were crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions on Saturday after a resounding 39-10 victory over Ireland at Old Albanians RFC (St Albans).

After beating France away last week, England ran in seven tries to secure their first title since 2003.

England will now head to this summer's World Cup in Canada as second favourites behind New Zealand.

"The players should take all the glory for this win," said coach Geoff Richards. "They were magnificent."

Vicky Massarella, Karen Andrew, Vanessa Huxford, Amy Garnett, Helen Clayton, Georgia Stevens and Danielle Waterman all touched down against Ireland, Andrew adding two conversions.


England team: Vicky Massarella (Saracens); Charlotte Barras (Lichfield), Michaela Staniford (Henley), Kim Oliver (Clifton), Danielle Waterman (Henley); Karen Andrew (Saracens), Jo Yapp (Worcester, capt); Vanessa Huxford (Wasps), Amy Garnett (Saracens), Vanessa Gray (Wasps), Tamara Taylor (Thirsk Sharks), Rachel Vickers (Richmond), Georgia Stevens (Clifton), Helen Clayton (Saracens), Catherine Spencer (Folkestone).
Replacements: Selena Rudge (Wasps), Rochelle Clark (Henley), Jenny Sutton (Richmond), Maggie Alphonsi (Saracens), Shelley Rae (Wasps), Nicola Crawford (Worcester), Sue Day (Wasps).



SEE ALSO
France Women 0-28 England Women
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England Women cruise past Spain
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Wales Women 5-0 Scot Women
10 Feb 06 |  Internationals
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05 Feb 06 |  Internationals


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