England Women miss out on Six Nations glory as France seal Grand Slam

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Leanne Riley of England makes a pass: Getty Images

France beat Wales 38-3 in Colwyn Bay to claim the women's Six Nations title in Grand Slam fashion as England missed out.

After defeating fierce rivals England last weekend, the French delivered another impressive display, taking charge through early tries from half-backs Pauline Bourdon and Caroline Drouin.

Wales fly-half Elinor Snowsill tried to get Wales' attacking game moving, but they suffered a setback midway through the first half when flanker Alisha Butchers was carried off injured.

Despite losing Butchers, the Wales forwards dominated the second quarter and centre Robyn Wilkins kicked a penalty that cut France's advantage to 11 points, only for full-back Jessy Tremouliere to claim a third try just before half-time.

And France turned the screw after that, claiming a penalty try after Wales wing Jasmine Joyce was sin-binned for tackling a player off the ball, before hooker Agathe Sochat and centre Carla Neissen added further touchdowns, with Tremouliere kicking three conversions.

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