Ireland came out on top in the 2021 Women’s Six Nations 3rd Place Playoff at Donnybrook on Saturday morning recording a 25 – 5 win against Italy.
The match had been switched from Parma to Dublin midweek, due to covid restrictions, but it appeared that Italy were still at home, the visitors producing a very subdued performance compared to their previous outings. Perhaps they were keeping their powder dry ahead of an expected meeting with Ireland in the Rugby Europe World Cup Qualifiers later in the summer?
Ireland were scrappy enough themselves but individual efforts were enough to send Dorothy Wall, Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe and Cliodhna Moloney over to take control of the game before a late reply from Italy’s Melissa Bettoni.
Ireland (8) 25
TRY: Dorothy Wall, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe (2), Cliodhna Moloney
CON: Stacey Flood
PEN: Stacey Flood
Italy (0) 5
TRY: Melissa Bettoni