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.

International rugby competition Six Nations will not award prize money during this year’s women’s tournament.

Six Nations CEO Ben Morel insisted that any reward would widen the performance gap between the teams competing in the tournament. England is the only team in the tournament to award all its players professional contracts.

“We want to make sure that the weaker unions don’t get a further disadvantage on that, even if limited,” Morel said. “But at the same time, what each union does in terms of compensating and rewarding their players, they’re in a very different situation and all going on to the journey in their respective way.”

Per ITV, Work180, a workplace equity group, found the winners of the men’s 2020 Six Nations received roughly £5 million while the leading women’s team earned nothing.

Figures from the 2022 tournament are not available, but according to The Telegraph, a tenth of Six Nations’ annual revenue from the men’s competition, reportedly near £16 million, will be doled out to teams based on performance.

TikTok recently partnered with Six Nations as the competition’s title sponsor. Still, the women will not see any of the financial contributions from the social media company’s deal, the terms of which have not been been disclosed.

The women’s tournament will conclude Saturday in a matchup between England and France.

New Zealand claimed gold in rugby sevens, defeating France 26-12 on Saturday.

The victory served as redemption for New Zealand, who lost to Australia in the 2016 gold-medal game in Rio, the first Olympics for the sport.

“I will never forget the person I was when we won silver because I have had a complete change in the person I was then in order to win this gold,” New Zealand star Ruby Tui said after Saturday’s win.

Fiji joined New Zealand and France on the podium after defeating Great Britain in the bronze-medal game.

The United States finished sixth, losing to Australia 17-7 in a game coach Chris Brown called a “missed opportunity.”

“And that guts me,” he said, “because we played nine quarterfinals over the last year, and it’s the first one we lost.”