Six Nations delight at Twickenham for Clapp and England after beating Ireland

PUBLISHED: 23:55 27 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:37 29 February 2016

Lotte Clapp in action for England

Lotte Clapp in action for England


Lotte Clapp hailed the home Twickenham crowd as amazing as her England team continued their unbeaten Women’s Six Nations campaign with a 13-9 win over Ireland.

In a clash which followed England men’s 21-10 victory over the Irish in south west London tonight (Saturday), Welwyn Garden City’s Clapp and her side secured a third win from three games; following successes over Scotland and Italy.

After leaving the field this evening after collecting her fifth senior cap, the 20-year-old told the Welwyn Hatfield Times, “It was amazing, a great atmosphere, the whole team came together and we did what we set out to do.”

England had led 8-0 with an Amber Reed penalty and Emma Croker’s try, however Ireland struck back before the break with two penalties from captain Niamh Briggs.

The second half saw Briggs knock over a third penalty to hand her side a 9-8 lead before the deciding score, a try from Abbie Scott in the 63rd minute, settled the clash.

See further coverage in Wednesday’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.

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