2009 Women's Six Nations Championship

The 2009 Women's Six Nations Championship, also known as the 2009 RBS Women's 6 Nations, was the eighth series of the rugby union Women's Six Nations Championship, due to the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

2009 Women's Six Nations Championship
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions England (10th title)
Triple Crown Wales (1st title)
Matches played15
Top point scorer(s)Wales Non Evans
(49 points)
Top try scorer(s)England Emily Scarratt
England Fiona Pocock
(7 tries)
2008 (Previous) (Next) 2010

England comfortably won a third successive Grand Slam in 2008 and were favourites to make the four in 2009. However, though England did retain the title, it was only on points difference. The loss of key players to the World Cup Sevens was significant in making this an extraordinary championship full of remarkable results such as:

  • Ireland beat France for the first time [1]
  • Wales beat England for the first time
  • Triple Crown to Wales
  • Best ever championships finishes for Ireland and Wales
  • Worst ever finish for France

The fixtures for the Women's Six Nations ran parallel those of the men's tournament.

Final tableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1   England 5 4 0 1 237 52 +185 38 8
2   Wales 5 4 0 1 94 69 +25 13 8
3   Ireland 5 3 0 2 88 64 +24 11 6
4   France 5 3 0 2 78 86 -8 12 6
5   Scotland 5 1 0 4 38 161 -123 5 2
6   Italy 5 0 0 5 57 160 -103 7 0

Week 1Edit

Test no. 723 [1]
2009-02-06
Ireland   7-5   France Ashbourne RFC
Referee: David Jones (Wales)
Try: Fiona Coghlan 73'
Con: Niamh Briggs 73'





Try: Cathy Langenfeld 53'
Test no. 724
2009-02-07
England   69-13   Italy Old Deer Park, Richmond upon Thames, London
Referee: Michael Black (Ireland)
Try: Fiona Pocock 3', 35', 40'
Catherine Spencer 11'
Amy Turner 18'
Victoria Massarella 23'
Emily Scarratt 27', 66'
Charlotte Barras 50'
Amy Garnett 56'
Gemma Sharples 70'
Con: Katy McLean 3', 11' 23', 27', 40', 66', 70'





Try: Silvia Peron 58'
Con: Veronica Schiavon 58'
Pen: Veronica Schiavon 5', 48'
Test no. 725
2009-02-08
Scotland   10-31   Wales Howthornden, Lasswade, Midlothian
Referee: Stefano Roscini (Italy)
Try: Lucy Millard 31'
Con: Sarah Gill 31'
Pen: Sarah Gill 22'





Try: Alison Wright 14'
Melissa Berry 27'
Non Evans 34'
Con: Non Evans 27', 34'
Pen: Non Evans 3', 24', 41', 76'

Week 2Edit

Test no. 726
2009-02-14
Wales   16-15   England Cae Gwyn, Taff's Well, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Referee: Cammy Rudkin (Scotland)
Try: Melissa Berry 26'
Aimee Young 54'
Pen: Non Evans 12', 80'





Try: Fiona Pocock 15'
Emily Scarratt 33'
Con: Katy McLean 15'
Pen: Katy McLean 76'
Test no. 727
2009-02-14
Italy   17-35   Ireland Stadio Maurizio Natali, Colleferro, Roma
Referee: Laurent Lavin (France)
Try: Michela Este 31'
Elisa Cucchiella 44'
Paola Zangirolami 58'
Con: Veronica Schiavon 44'





Try: Amy Davis 39'
Fiona Coghlan 54'
Tania Rosser 61'
Niamh Briggs 66'
Grace Davitt 76'
Con: Niamh Briggs 54', 66'
Pen: Niamh Briggs 18', 48'
Test no. 728
2009-02-15
France   25-12   Scotland Stade Dominique Grimaldi, Arras, Pas-de-Calais
Referee: Stephen Lee (England)
Try: Claire Canal 22'
Laetitia Estève 40'
Elodie Poublan 68'
Aurore Sobolak 76'
Con: Christelle Le Duff 40'
Pen: Christelle Le Duff 17'





Try: Lucy Millard 33'
Cara D'Silva 73'
Con: Sarah Gill 33'

Week 3Edit

Test no. 729
2009-02-27
Ireland   13-29   England Templeville Road, Templeogue, Dublin
Referee: Wayne Davies (Wales)
Try: Amy Davis ??
Con: Niamh Briggs ??
Pen: Niamh Briggs ??, ??





Try: Emily Scarratt ??
Francesca Matthews ??, ??
Catherine Spencer ??
Fiona Pocock ??
Con: Katy McLean ??, ??
Test no. 730
2009-02-28
Scotland   13-10   Italy Meggetland, Craiglockhart, Edinburgh
Referee: John Carvill (Ireland)
Try: Tanya Griffith 40', 66'
Pen: Louise Dalgliesh 68'





Try: Licia Stefan 19'
Con: Veronica Schiavon 19'
Pen: Veronica Schiavon 58'
Test no. 731
2009-02-28
France   27-5   Wales Stade Sapiac, Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne
Referee: Mauro Dordolo (Italy)
Try: Clotilde Flaugère 16', 42'
Laetitia Salles 36'
Emilie Moreaux 79'
Con: Aurélie Bailon 16', 36'
Pen: Aurélie Bailon 10'





Try: Non Evans 74'

Week 4Edit

Test no. 732
2009-03-13
Scotland   0-23   Ireland Meggetland, Craiglockhart, Edinburgh
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice (England)





Try: Niamh Briggs ??
Tania Rosser 42'
Lynne Cantwell 69'
Con: Niamh Briggs 42'
Pen: Niamh Briggs 22', 29'
Test no. 733
2009-03-15
England   52-7   France Old Deer Park, Richmond upon Thames, London
Referee: Stefano Traversi (Italy)
Try: Emily Scarratt 2', 40', 68'
Margaret Alphonsi 8'
Amy Turner 21'
Charlotte Barras 32'
Fiona Pocock 46'
Katherine Merchant 77'
Con: Katy McLean ??, ??, ??, ??
Emily Scarratt ??, ??





Try: Christelle Le Duff 72'
Con: Aurélie Bailon 72
Test no. 734
2009-03-15
Italy   7-29   Wales Stadio Comunale, Mira, Venice
Referee: James Matthew (Scotland)
Try: Michela Este 80+2'
Con: Veronica Schiavon 80+2'





Try: Naomi Thomas 18'
Mellissa Berry 40', 69'
Non Evans 41'
Catrin Edwards 79'
Con: Non Evans 40', 69'

Week 5Edit

Test no. 735
2009-03-21
Wales   13-10   Ireland Cae Gwyn, Taff's Well, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Referee: Claire Daniels (England)
Try: Jenny Davies 2
Non Evans 7'
Pen: Non Evans 60'





Try: Shannon Houston 48'
Con: Niamh Briggs 48'
Pen: Niamh Briggs 11'
Test no. 736
2009-03-21
England   72-3   Scotland Old Deer Park, Richmond upon Thames, London
Referee: Patrick Pechambert (France)
Try: Katherine Merchant 4', ??, ??, ??
Charlotte Barras ??, ??, ??
Fiona Pocock ??
Catherine Spencer 68'
Sarah Beale ??, ??
Sarah Hunter ??
Con: Katy McLean ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??





Pen: Sarah Gill ??
Test no. 737
2009-03-22
Italy   10-14   France Stadio Primo Nebiolo, Torino
Referee: Colin Kirkhouse (Wales)
Try: Maria Diletta Veronese 14'
Con: Veronica Schiavon 14'
Pen: Veronica Schiavon 35'





Try: Amandine Vaupre 28'
Hayate Chrouki 74'
Con: Aurélie Bailon 28', 74'

ScorersEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Women Secure First Ever Victory Over France". www.irishrugby.ie. 6 February 2009. Archived from the original on 29 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.