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TikTok Women's Six Nations Top Picks: Round One

By Lucy Lomax
An emotional Sarah Hunter of England embraces Marlie Packer ahead of the national anthem prior to her last England appearance during the TikTok Women's Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Kingston Park on March 25, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The TikTok Women’s Six Nations was back with a bang this weekend and rugby fans enjoyed all the unmissable action, from Sarah Hunter’s final game for England, to Wales’ convincing win over Ireland, and France battling their way to victory in Italy.

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We have selected some of the best moments on TikTok from the weekend, in collaboration with the tournament sponsors. Here are are the ‘Top Picks’ from Round One of the Championship.

The TikTok community marks Sarah Hunter’s retirement from international rugby:

England legend Sarah Hunter hung up her international rugby boots this weekend and it was emotional as fans and players paid tribute to an incredible player and career spanning 16 years. There was a tearful moment between Sarah and Head Coach Simon Middleton during the post-match press conference, captured by TikTok creator @stellamills__

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@stellamills__

Sarah Hunter will be hanging up her boots this weekend #rugby #sixnationsrugby

? Intro – The xx

Nichola Fryday’s surprise:

Wholesome content from TikTok creator Amy Humphries (@rugbywithamy), who captured the moment Ireland captain Nichola Fryday realised her sister had made a surprise trip from Canada to watch Ireland’s game against Wales.

@rugbywithamy

This gets me @womenssixnations @irishrugby #SixNationsRugby #womensrugby #rugbytok #tiktokw6n #tiktoksixnations

? Home – Edith Whiskers

Scotland trivia:

Scotland’s Rachel McLachlan hosts a tense round of ‘Scotland trivia’ on the team bus en route to Kingston Park. For every wrongly answered question, her teammates were dealt a spray of water to the face!

@scottishrugby

Scotland trivia with host, @Rachel McLachlan ? #AsOne #SixNationsRugby #TikTokW6N

? original sound – Scottish Rugby

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Behind-the-scenes at Cardiff Arms Park:

Welsh TikTok creator Laura Orgill, gave us an inside look at her matchday experience as she cheered on Wales, including presenting the coin toss, delivering the match ball and giving out the Player of the Match award.

@lauraorgill

AD Come with me to Cardiff Arms Park to present the coin toss, deliver the match ball and hand over the Player of the match award! ??????? #LauraOrgill #TikTokW6N #SixNationsRugby #OurCharge

? original sound – Laura Orgill

Carla Arbez scores on her debut:

France celebrated a debut try for Carla Arbez with this fun TikTok edit, which captured the try from different angles.

@francerugby

1ère sélection et 1er essai pour Carla Arbez? ? #TikTokW6N #SixNationsRugby #SportsTikTok #Rugby

? son original – justanunknownstar

England’s matchday TikTok:

England shared an entertaining matchday vlog-style video, complete with the team’s arrival in Newcastle, all the best tries, selfies, and pouring an ice bucket over Sarah Hunter!

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@englandrugby

Thank you Newcastle ?#englandrugby #rugby #sixnationsrugby #tiktokw6n

? original sound – England Rugby

Spin the ball challenge:

Wales challenged a variety of fans to see how well they could spin a rugby ball on their fingers, and it’s much harder than it looks!

@welshrugbyunion

It’s harder than it looks!! #SixNationsRugby | #TikTokW6N

? original sound – Welsh Rugby

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