Six Nations 2013: Wales Women 16-20 England Women

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England beat Wales to finish third

Wales Women (8) 16

Murray, York
Snowsill 2

England Women (15) 20

Hunter, Thompson, Tuson

A late try from Sally Tuson gave England Women victory over Wales in the final round of Six Nations matches.

The visitors had seen a 15-5 lead disappear in Aberavon but grabbed victory with three minutes remaining.

England finish the tournament in third place, ahead of Wales in fourth, while Ireland beat Italy 6-3 in Milan to complete the Grand Slam.

Despite the defeat, Wales still qualify for the 2014 Women's World Cup, but Italy and Scotland have yet to do so.

England head coach Gary Street immediately looked ahead to the summer tour to New Zealand in July, when he will once again be given his full choice of players after the Sevens World Cup in Moscow.

"I've got a sketch squad that will go to New Zealand," said Street.

"We've got some very good players now in the mix, finding the best 26 players in the country is a difficult job these days."


Wales: Dyddgu Hywel (Caernarfon), Caryl James (Cardiff Quins), Elen Evans (Waterloo), Rebecca de Filippo (Cardiff Quins), Charlie Murray (Neath Athletic), Elinor Snowsill (Bristol), Amy Day (Unattached); Jenny Davies (Waterloo), Lowri Harries (Neath Athletic), Catrin Edwards (Cardiff Quins), Gemma Hallett (Pontyclun), Shona Powell-Hughes (Neath Athletic), Catrina Nicholas (Cardiff Quins), Sioned Harries (Cardiff Quins), Rachel Taylor (Bristol - Capt)

Replacements: Carys Phillips (Cardiff Met), Megan York (Blaenau Gwent), Bethan Howell (Seven Sisters), Nia Davies (Cardiff Met), Vicky Owens (Pontyclun), Laura Prosser (Pontyclun), Philippa Tuttiett (Cardiff Quins), Leila Johns (Unattached)

England: Lauren Cattell (Saracens), Lydia Thompson (Worcester), Abigail Chamberlain (Richmond), Amber Reed (Bristol), Sally Tuson (Bristol), Ceri Large (Worcester), La Toya Mason (Wasps), Roz Crowley (Lichfield), Victoria Fleetwood (Lichfield), Laura Keates (Worcester), Joanna McGilchrist (Wasps), Emily Braund (Lichfield), Sarah Hunter(Lichfield - Capt), Hannah Gallagher (Saracens), Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield)

Replacements: Emma Croker (Richmond), Rochelle Clark (Worcester), Sophie Hemming (Bristol), Tamara Taylor (Lichfield), Rebecca Essex (Richmond), Georgina Gulliver (Lichfield), Kim Oliver (Bristol), Emily Scott (Thurrock)