13 February 2017
| THE HEARTBEAT OF WOMEN'S SPORT

Women’s sports news round-up – February 13

February 13, 2017
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Team events dominate the news this week with Ireland leading the 6Nations rugby table after two rounds, New Zealand beating Wales at Netball and Great Britain qualifying for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs. Elsewhere Charlotte Gilmartin won bronze at the speedskating World Cup and Lucy Hall claimed her first podium place in the Triathlon World Cup.


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Rugby 6 Nations: Ireland beat Italy to lead the table
It took 82 minutes for Ireland to secure a try scoring bonus point against Italy, but the 27-3 win means they sit top of the 6 Nations table after two rounds. Full story via ScrumQueens

Rugby 6 Nations: France overpower Scotland in France
Backed by a big crowd at La Rochelle, France were too strong for Scotland in the second round of the Six Nations, winning 55-0. Full story via ScrumQueens

Rugby 6 Nations: England overwhelm Wales
England travelled to Cardiff this weekend as slight favourites. A close game was expected by everyone. Which just shows how wrong everyone can be. 11 unanswered England tries, and a 63-0 win.

Tennis Fed Cup: Great Britain beat Croatia to reach World Group II play-offs
Great Britain qualified for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs with a 2-1 victory over Croatia. The tie was decided in the final doubles contest, with Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beating Ana Konjuh and Darija Jurak 4-6 6-4 6-3. Full story via the BBC

Short Track Speed Skating: Gilmartin grabs another World Cup bronze
Charlotte Gilmartin took advantage of team-mate Elise Christie’s absence to claim 1,000m bronze at the short track speed skating World Cup in Minsk. Full story via TeamGB

Netball: NZ beat Wales in 2-day test
Wales produced an improved display but still suffered another heavy defeat by New Zealand in the second of two Tests in Cardiff. New Zealand thrashed Wales 92-27 in Tuesday’s first Test. Full story via BBC

Triathlon: Lucy Hall wins South Africa World Cup
Great Britain’s Lucy Hall won her first triathlon World Cup race in South Africa, beating compatriot and training partner Jessica Learmonth in a sprint finish. Hall, 24, finished in 59 minutes 34 seconds, pipping Learmonth by a second. Full story via BBC

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