|France: (7) 12|
|Tries: R Menager, Deshayes; Con: Drouin|
|England: (21) 24|
|Tries:Ward 2, Bern Pen: Scarratt; Cons: Scarratt 3|
England demonstrated their complete dominance of the game with a fourth consecutive Women’s Six Nations title. This was accompanied by a brave Grand Slam victory from France.
England was initially shocked when Romane Menager of France scored first.
The maul proved to be a formidable weapon, with two Sarah Berns trying for a 21-7 advantage at half-time and one Abbie.
Annaelle Deshayes' 66th minute attempt gave hope to vocal fans before England won for the 23rd time in succession.
This streak is equal to England’s best run, set between 1992 and 1997. England has now won 10 consecutive matches against France who will be their World Cup pool opponent in October.
This victory, after record wins over the Black Ferns in autumn, places England as the clear favourites for the New Zealand showpiece.
We will keep you posted.
England:Rowland; Thompson; Scarratt (capt), Aitchison and Breach; Harrison, Infante, Cornborough, Davies; Bern, Aldcroft Ward, Matthews Packer, Cleall.
Replacements: Cokayne, Botterman, Muir, Galligan, Beckett, Kabeya, Hunt, Kildunne.
France: Jacquet; Boujard, Filopon, Vernier, M Menager; Drouin, Sansus; Deshayes, Sochat, Joyeux, Fall, Forlani, Ferer, Hermet (capt), R Menager.
Replacements: Touye, Lindelhauf, Brosseau, Annery, Gros, Chambon, Tremouliere, Boulard.