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    Video caption: Women's Six Nations: Watch best tries as France thrash Ireland
  2. By Michael Morrow

    BBC Sport NI

    France Ireland

    France will meet England in next weekend's Six Nations final after a thumping 15-56 win over Ireland in Dublin.

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  3. Team news

    Hannah Smith
    Image caption: Hannah Smith scored Scotland's try in a heavy defeat away to England but is currently training with the GB Sevens squad

    Captain Rachel Malcolm is missing through injury as Scotland make four changes for the Women's Six Nations meeting with Italy on Saturday.

    Evie Gallagher makes her first start as she replaces Malcolm in the back row.

    Prop Megan Kennedy is fit again, Sarah Law comes in at fly-half and there is a place for winger Liz Musgrove.

    Helen Nelson takes over the captaincy and moves from number 10 to inside centre, with Hannah Smith involved with the GB Sevens camp.

    Uncapped duo Evie Wills and Coreen Grant are among the replacements.

    Scotland: Rollie, Musgrove, Thomson, Nelson, Gaffney, Law, McDonald; Bartlett, Skeldon, Kennedy, Wassell, McMillan, Gallagher, McLachlan, Cattigan.

    Replacements: Rettie, Cockburn, Muzambe, Belisle, Howat, Maxwell, Willis, Grant.

    Italy have made two changes from their 67-3 defeat against England last weekend.

    Vittoria Ostuni Minuzzi, who was due to start against England but was withdrawn at the last minute, gets the nod at full-back which means skipper Manuela Furlan moves to the wing and Aura Muzzo drops to the bench.

    The backline is otherwise unchanged with Maria Magatto completing the back three, Beatrice Rigoni and Michela Sillari forming the midfield partnership and Sara Barattin and Veronica Madia as the half-backs once more.

    In the pack, Melissa Bettoni returns to start at hooker, causing Lucia Cammarano to shift from No.2 into the back row as Giada Franco misses out.

    Italy: Ostuni Minuzzi, Furlan, Sillari, Rigoni, Magatti, Madia, Barattin, Skofca, Bettoni, Gai, Fedrighi, Duca, Arrighetti, Cammarano, Giordano.

    Replacements: Turani, Maris, Tounesi, Locatelli, Veronese, Sgorbini, Stefan, Muzzo.

  4. Who is through and who needs what in the final week of the Women's Six Nations?

    England are already through to next weekend's final after emphatic wins over Scotland and Italy in their two Pool A games.

    They will face the winner of Ireland v France after both comfortably beat Wales in Pool B.

    The winner of Scotland's tie against Italy will face the loser of the Ireland-France match in the battle for third and fourth place.

    The loser of the Scotland-Italy game will face Wales to decide who finishes fifth and sixth in this year's tournament.

    Women's Six Nations Pool A table
    Women's Six Nations Pool B table
  5. Watch best moments from the competition so far

    There have been 230 points scored in just four games so far in this year's Women's Six Nations.

    Have a watch of some of the best moments so far as England secured a final berth, and Ireland and France set up a winner-takes-all tie this weekend after big wins over Wales.

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    Video caption: Women's Six Nations: 'Brilliant' Breach's solo try as England thrash Scotland

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    Video caption: Women's Six Nations: Watch Dow's try as England thrash Italy

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    Video caption: Women's Six Nations 2021: Boujard scores first half hat-trick for France against Wales

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    Video caption: Women's Six Nations: Parsons and Considine score brace as Ireland beat Wales
  6. How can I watch the Women's Six Nations?

    BBC iPlayer

    The Women's Six Nations is being completed in a new format this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The six teams have been separated into two groups with each playing two pool games before a final weekend of fixtures to decide placings.

    All of the games will be available to watch live, and to catch-up on for 30 days, on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. England's final game on 24 April will be available on BBC Two.

    Saturday, 17 April

    Round three

    Ireland v France (14:15 BST) - BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app

    Scotland v Italy (17:00 BST) BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app

    Saturday, 24 April

    Finals weekend

    12:00 BST: 3A v Wales - BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app

    12:00 BST: England v France - BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app

    14:00 BST: 2A v Ireland - BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app