Three rounds of the 2021 Women’s Six Nations are in the books and we’re now ready for the first ever Super Saturday Finals Day next weekend.
Round 3 saw France record an impressive 56-15 win over Ireland in the shootout to top Pool B to book their place in the final against England.
Ireland’s defeat means they will enter the third/fourth-place play-off on Super Saturday, with Italy as their opponents after the Azzurre battled past Scotland 41-20 in a compelling encounter in Glasgow.
The Scots will therefore face Wales in the fight for fifth on what promises to be an incredible day of rugby and here’s the info surrounding all three games.
Final: England v France, Twickenham Stoop, London – Saturday 24th April, KO 2pm (BST)
England will look to defend the title they have won for each of the past two years when they welcome 2018 champions France to London.
The Red Roses beat Scotland 52-10 in Round 1 before downing Italy 67-3 in Round 2 to guarantee top spot in Pool A heading into their rest week.
That meant they could watch the shootout between Ireland and France for the right to face them at the Stoop on Super Saturday and an eight-try blitz by Les Bleues wrapped up Pool B.
England have won the last two Women’s Six Nations fixtures between the sides but France will be eager to gain a measure of revenge and are brimming with confidence after two big victories this Championship.
Third/fourth-place play-off: Italy v Ireland, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma – Saturday 24th April, KO 12pm (BST)
Italy and Ireland head into the third/fourth-place play-off on the back of contrasting results but both will be eager to seal a top-half finish in the 2021 Championship.
The Azzurre travelled to Scotstoun in Round 3 knowing the victors of their match with Scotland would have a chance to play for third on Finals Day and Manuela Furlan produced a captain’s performance as her hat-trick sparked a 41-20 triumph.
Meanwhile, Ireland missed out on a place in the final by losing 56-15 to France but as they showed in a 45-0 win over Wales a week prior, they are capable of racking up a big score when everything clicks.
Parma will play host to this intriguing encounter as the first game of Super Saturday.
Fifth/sixth-place play-off: Scotland v Wales, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow – Saturday 24th April, KO 5pm (BST)
Both Scotland and Wales will be seeking their first win of the 2021 Championship on Super Saturday and the side that emerges victorious will secure fifth spot.
Scotland battled hard against England in Round 1, especially in the second half, before falling to a 52-10 defeat and also showed plenty of positives in a 41-20 loss to Italy in Round 3.
They will have home advantage in Super Saturday’s final game against a Wales side seeking not only a first win but their first points of the Championship after 53-0 and 45-0 losses to France and Ireland respectively.