Opinion: In the Women's Six Nations, Emily Scarratt is Queen

She led England to the 2017 Six Nations Grand Slam

BY Simon Maguire 15:10 Monday 20 March 2017, 15:10 20 Mar 2017

England's Emily Scarratt scores a try. Image: ©INPHO/Camerasport/Rachel Holborn

England's Emily Scarratt led her team on a memorable Grand Slam campaign which culminated in a dominant 34-7 win over Ireland in Dublin.

At 27 years of age, she already has a World Cup winners medal in the bag and scored a crucial try in the final against Canada. She will be looking to go back-to-back at the 2017 tournament in Ireland later this year.

England’s Emily Scarratt tackled by Jenny Murphy and Sene Naoupu.  Image: ©INPHO/Gary Carr

England dominated this year's Six Nations conceding only 35 points in the tournament while scoring 216.

Scarratt was pivotal to their cause scoring two tries and 51 points in total as the English women won their first title since 2012. 

A competent goal-kicker and powerful runner, Scarratt can cut teams to shreds and is England's fifth highest try scorer. 

Her beautiful skip pass to set up England's first try in Donnybrook complements her remarkable work rate and she appears happier to set her teammates up than score herself. Her support line for her team's fourth try on Friday was brilliant. 

She could be the female Matt Giteau. Or maybe Giteau is the male Scarratt. Either way, in the Women's Six Nations, Emily Scarratt is Queen. 


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