Women's Six Nations: France 39-19 Wales

Six Nations: France v Wales
France (13) 39
Tries: Forlani, Ladagnous, Boujard, Caricaburu, Tremouliere Cons: Tremouliere 4 Pens: Tremouliere 2
Wales (5) 19
Tries: Powell-Hughes, A Evans 2 Cons: Wilkins 2

France's women proved too strong for their battling Welsh counterparts as the hosts posted a bonus-point win in Brive to end the Six Nations.

Wales' defeat followed those of the country's under-20 men and senior men in the past 24 hours.

Number eight Shona Powell-Hughes' try gave Wales a brief lead early on.

But after Jessy Tremouliere kicked France into the lead, five tries followed, while prop Amy Evans twice touched down for the visitors.

Lock Audrey Forlani, centre Caroline Ladagnous, wing Caroline Boujard and replacement back Patricia Carricaburu crossed for France before Tremouliere completed a 19-point haul with a try, four conversions and two penalties.

France finished third behind Grand Slam champions England and second-placed Ireland, while Wales were fifth.

Wales v France

France: Jessy Trémoulière; Chloe Pelle, Caroline Ladagnous, Elodie Poublan, Caroline Boujard; Caroline Drouin, Hade Le Pesq; Julie Duval, Gaelle Mignot (capt), Lixe Arricastre, Audrey Forlani, Celine Ferer Marjorie Mayans, Romane Ménager, Safi N'Diaye.

Replacements: Wendy Divoux, Rkia Aït Labib, Lenaig Corson, Gaelle Hermet, Yanna Rivoalen, Audrey Abadie, Carla Neisen, Patricia Carricaburu.

Wales: Elinor Snowsill (Newport Gwent Dragons); Jasmine Joyce (Scarlets), Gemma Rowland (Newport Gwent Dragons), Rebecca De Filippo (Newport Gwent Dragons), Adi Taviner (Ospreys); Robyn Wilkins (Ospreys), Sian Moore (Newport Gwent Dragons); Caryl Thomas (Scarlets), Carys Phillips (c) (Ospreys), Amy Evans (Ospreys), Rebecca Rowe (Newport Gwent Dragons), Mel Clay (Ospreys), Sioned Harries (Scarlets), Rachel Taylor (Scarlets), Shona Powell-Hughes (Ospreys).

Replacements Lowri Harries (Scarlets), Cerys Hale (Newport Gwent Dragons), Catrin Edwards (Scarlets), Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys), Alisha Butchers (Scarlets), Keira Bevan (Ospreys), Jodie Evans (Scarlets), Jessica Kavanagh-Williams (Scarlets).

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