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England know things will not be this straightforward against the grand slam champions France next weekend but, with the centre Emily Scarratt influential on her comeback, this was a perfect start. Scarratt soon made her mark with a midfield break after England had won swift ball from a lineout and Jess Breach found room on the right-hand touchline to touch down. The score looked ominously easy. Daley-Mclean spurned the chance of a very kickable penalty as the English pack chose to bludgeon their way over from a series of mauls.

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Share this article Philip Doyle and Fiona Steed share their thoughts about a poor Six Nations Only five years on from a historic Grand Slam, things are not going well for the Ireland women's national rugby team.

Adam Griggs' side finished bottom of the Six Nations. The only win came against bottom-placed Scotland and Ireland are now 10th in the World Rankings.

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Indeed, they are also behind non-Six Nations Spain now. It also follows a disappointing World Cup showing on home soil in But what has gone so wrong so quickly and what are the remedies to reignite women's rugby in Ireland?

But they got neither.

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We've asked for a technical review after the World Cup two years ago and we got a three-point aim for the next World Cup. Well, that's obviously gone flat on its head straight off.

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So the big question for me is the technical director of the women's side is Anthony Eddy. The whole game for me is basically dismantled and where is he on this point?

Where are we going here?

We've asked this a couple of years ago again, for direction. The technical direction is just non-existent as far as I can see. We are going backwards.

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