Women's Six Nations: Wales 3-38 France

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Women's Six Nations: France crush Wales to seal Grand Slam
Six Nations: Wales Women 3-38 France Women
Wales Women (3) 3
Pens: Wilkins
France Women (19) 38
Tries: Bourdon, Drouin, Tremouliere, Penalty Try, Sochat, Neissen Cons: Tremouliere 3

France claimed their fifth Grand Slam in the Women's Six Nations with a 38-3 victory over Wales in Colwyn Bay.

France scored six tries in front of a large crowd at Parc Eirias, while Wales could only muster a first-half Robyn Wilkins penalty.

Frances' tries came through Pauline Bourdon, Caroline Drouin, Jessy Tremouliere, Agathe Sochat, Carla Neisen and a penalty try.

Wales must wait until Scotland play Italy to know where they finished.

Rowland Phillips' side were still in the contest until France's penalty try, coupled with a Wales yellow card, put the game out of reach.

Wales wing Jaz Joyce was judged to have pulled back her opposite number and spent 10 minutes in the bin for her troubles.

Wales were also dealt an injury blow early on to Alisha Butchers. The flanker was stretchered off at the half hour mark with an ankle injury.

She is now a doubt for the Wales sevens team in next month's Commonwealth Games.

The game also saw Wales prop Caryl Thomas win her 50th cap.

Rowland Phillips' side have now lost four successive games after the opening round 18-17 victory over Scotland.

Speaking to BBC Sport Wales, Thomas said: "We were looking for a performance. We knew what France were going to bring, a nice physical game with quick backs, and they displayed that. We are proud of our defensive performance, we got into their 22 and had possession for a lot of the game.

"We are disappointed with the result but we are developing and we have young players coming through. We have qualified for the World Cup already so this is development for us to bring in new structures. We are building are we are feeling positive."

On reaching 50 caps for Wales, Thomas added: "It's fantastic to be able to run out in front of a Welsh crowd a celebrate it with everyone. It's a nice feeling to get to the milestone.

"It's taken a long time but every time you wear the Welsh jersey you are proud of it. It has been great to see the team develop over the years, I have played with some fantastic players and made some great memories."

Wales Women: Hannah Jones (Scarlets); Jaz Joyce (Scarlets), Kerin Lake (Ospreys), Robyn Wilkins (Ospreys), Jess Kavanagh-Williams (RGC); Elinor Snowsill (Dragons), Keira Bevan (Ospreys); Caryl Thomas (Scarlets), Carys Phillips (c)(Ospreys), Amy Evans (Ospreys), Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys), Mel Clay (Ospreys), Alisha Butchers (Scarlets), Bethan Lewis (Scarlets), Sioned Harries (Scarlets).

Replacements: Kelsey Jones (Ospreys), Gwenllian Pyrs (RGC), Cerys Hale (Dragons), Natalia John (Ospreys), Nia Elen Davies (Scarlets), Jade Knight (Scarlets), Lisa Neumann (Scarlets), Alecs Donovan (Ospreys).

France Women: Jessy Tremouliere; Caroline Boujard, Carla Neissen, Jade le Pesq, Cyrielle Banet; Caroline Drouin, Pauline Bourdon; Lise Arricastre, Agathe Sochat, Julie Duval, Safi N'Diaye, Audrey Forlani, Marjorie Mayans, Celine Ferer, Gaelle Hermet

Replacements: Milena Soloch, Caroline Thomas, Patricia Carricaburu, Fiona Lecat, Romane Menager, Yanna Rivoalen, Camille Boudaud, Marine Menager

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