Ireland women win Six Nations

THE DOUBLE: The Ireland women's team lift the trophy
THE DOUBLE: The Ireland women's team lift the trophy


Ireland Women recorded a stunning 73-3 victory over Scotland at Broadwood Stadium to win the Six Nations and complete an amazing weekend for Irish rugby.

Ireland needed to beat the Scots by 27 points to secure the title and they had already achieved that target by half time, going in 37-3 in front at the break.

Captain Niamh Briggs got Ireland off to the perfect start with a try inside the opening five minutes, just as Paul O'Connell had done for the men on Saturday.

In total, Ireland ran in eleven tries to end the tournament with a scoring difference of +113, comfortably ahead of France on +69.

Scotland rarely posed a threat to a solid Irish defence which conceded only three tries in the whole tournament.

The result is Ireland's biggest ever victory in international women's rugby.

What a weekend for the men and women in green!