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Five wins from five. Five try bonus-points. 45 tries. 278 points scored. 2019 Women's Six Nations Grand Slam champions.
After the Red Roses secured the title with an emphatic women over Scotland at the Home of England Rugby on Saturday night, here's a look back across seven weeks of the action and some of the best social media on how they did it.
England's first fixture of 2019 would take place in Dublin as they started their Women's Six Nations with a tricky looking tie in Ireland.
After opening up a 13-0 lead at the break, Simon Middleton's side pulled away in the second half with six more tries and 51-7 victory.
Players and fans were pleased with the strong start
Great to be back out there with this lot last night! Good to get off to winning ways against a tough @IrishRugby side but plenty to work on for next week! Thanks for all the support! #RedRoses #RiseWithUs #6Nations2019 pic.twitter.com/P2DAuSJ5Lb— Sarah Hunter (@sarah_hunter8) February 2, 2019
Drama in Donny
The Red Roses have taken the opportunity to take home games around the country and Castle Park in Doncaster was the setting to welcome reigning champions France. It was a return to Yorkshire for one of England's backline...
A blistering start set the platform for the win the bonus-point secured before half-time, and despite a second half rally from Les Bleus it was a 41-26 win for England.
One former England wing enjoyed the performance of a current one...
While those in attendance in Yorkshire all enjoyed the day
Three from three
England moved onto Cardiff to face Wales, but nine tries, including two each from Sarah Bern and Jess Breah saw they home in a comfortable 51-12 win.
The players were in a buoyant mood after the game...
England continued their tour of taking home games on the road, this time heading to Exeter's Sandy Park. Ahead of the match, forward Poppy Cleall was the feature guest on the England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line talking about her meeting with Stormzy...
PODCAST #RedRoses No. 8 @Poppy_G_C talks #Stormzy and life as a twin in the latest episode of the England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line.— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 26, 2019
Listen here ➡ https://t.co/41AH6bMBGv #WearTheRose @O2sports pic.twitter.com/CMKwQytoAD
A record England crowd for a non-World Cup game turned up in 10,545 to watch another impressive bonus-point win.
All the players were grateful for those that had come out to support them in the West Country
Sandy Park you were absolutely incredible. Let’s hope that this becomes the norm for all women’s rugby internationals. To all of those who worked hard to make this happen, and to every one of you who #showedup - thank you.— Katy Daley-Mclean (@katymc10) March 10, 2019
Who said there is no interest in women’s sport?!
Game, set, slam
Heading into the final game at the Home of England Rugby, the Red Roses knew any result for them would secure the Grand Slam - they achieved it in emphatic fashion with a 80-0 victory over the Scots in testing conditions.
The players were in a buoyant mood after winning the title.
So many highs and lows this @Womens6Nations, but I've relished every minute in an @EnglandRugby shirt— Vickii Cornborough (@V_Cornborough) March 18, 2018
Proud to be a #RedRoses, thankful for all the support & itching for the next challenge.
Bring on @Premier15s next weekend! pic.twitter.com/I5q3gEe5E0
And there was a family embrace for wing Jess Breach.
The family theme continued from this proud sister...
Two siblings and two six nations wins. Can you imagine how proud I am??? pic.twitter.com/0wCUQGzgSq— Kate Beckett (@KateBeckett3) March 18, 2019