Women's Six Nations 2016: France ease to win over Scotland

Scotland were troubled by the French scrummaging power all evening
Scotland were troubled by the French scrummaging power all evening

France moved to the top of the women's Six Nations table with a comfortable 24-0 win over Scotland at Broadwood.

The Scots battled gamely in the first half, only to concede a penalty try on 39 minutes, with a second penalty try arriving shortly after the interval.

Safi N'Diaye and Julie Duval touched down in the final 11 minutes as the hosts tired.

Scotland hooker Lana Skeldon went close on the hour but was ushered into touch from the back of a driving maul.

France, who lost out narrowly to Wales last time out, are level on six points with unbeaten England, who host the Welsh on Saturday.

Against Scotland, France dominated the scrum, with their penalty tries coming from set-pieces deep in home territory.

The Scots, without a win in the tournament since 2010, lost replacement prop Tracy Balmer to a yellow card for not rolling away at the breakdown moments before the second of those scores.

Laura Delas converted both penalty tries, while Scotland could not trouble the scoreboard on a frustrating evening.

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