England clinches fourth straight Six Nations title

Sarah Hunter of England lifts the trophy after winning the grand slam following the TikTok Women's Six Nations match between France and England at Stade Jean Dauger on April 30, 2022 in Bayonne, France. (Photo by Lionel Hahn - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images )

England claimed a fourth consecutive Six Nations Grand Slam, defeating France 24-12 in Bayonne on Saturday.

The victory marks England’s fourth Six Nations crown in seven years.

The Red Roses came from behind, recovering from an early France score to take the title. Sarah Bern and Abbie Ward converted two first-half tries to give England the advantage before Emily Scarratt’s penalty expanded The Red Roses’ lead.

England held on down the stretch to notch their 23rd Test victory in a row.

“Our forwards were phenomenal and got through so much work,” said Scarratt. “There are things to look at but now we want to celebrate it because it’s been a hard campaign.”

The Red Roses will now gear up for the World Cup, set to kick off in October.