England Women’s Simon Middleton has selection headache for Six Nations final

Captain Sarah Hunter made first appearance in over a yearMiddleton: ‘We have players who are really explosive’On an afternoon when a female jockey made history at Aintree, England moved a few more lengths clear in the two-horse race that is the women’s Six Nations. The team in the white colours took a long time to get into their stride before beating Italy 67-3 in Parma and are on course to meet France on Saturday week in a play-off for this year’s championship.Not that England’s head coach Simon Middleton sees things as clear-cut, especially with France, a nation with particular problems in this pandemic, having to travel to Dublin this weekend to meet an Irish side that kicked off their campaign with a convincing 45-0 in Wales on Saturday evening. “Ireland against France should be a great game as Ireland have a new-found confidence. You can’t bank on an England-France meeting,” he said. Related: Abby Dow at the double as England thrash Italy in Women’s Six Nations Continue reading...