There was plenty of blistering Top 14 and Sevens action to keep us entertained over the weekend, and it was in France where Lyon’s Freddie Michalak managed to hit the post with four kicks at goal – and three of them went in!
In another of Saturday’s games, Ma’a Nonu – normally the one to punish anyone luckless enough to get caught in his path – was put on his back by a big run from La Rochelle centre Levani Botia.
La Rochelle hadn’t won at the Stade Felix Mayol since the 1973-74 season, but Brock James’ last-gasp penalty snatched a win that put the visitors at the summit of the Top 14 table. Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal was so angry after the game, he slashed his players’ scheduled time off during the Six Nations.
In Wellington, USA speedster Perry Baker took apart the French defence at the Sevens to score a magnificent try, while Scotland’s James Fleming made an incredible try-saving tackle as his side beat England 14-12 to make the Cup semi-final.
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Sky Sports will show all five of England Women’s Six Nations fixtures as they take on rivals France, Wales, Italy, Scotland and Ireland.
Four of the five games will be shown live on Sky, with additional delayed coverage of the England v Scotland contest. The new deal, which will be the first time that every England game will be broadcast in the series, furthers Sky Sports’ portfolio of women’s sport in 2017 focusing on partnerships, people, programming and participation.