In a match that displayed most of the features of the men's encounter at Twickenham skill, purpose, commitment and dedication the British women (England, with two Welsh reinforcements) scored a historic 13-0 first win over France by a goal, a try, and a dropped goal to nil at Roehampton on Saturday .
The progress of women's rugby under the competent coaching of Jim Greenwood is astonishing. The British forwards, admirably led by Lisa Burgess, controlled the game, which was sponsored by Carlsberg, from the outset.
They produced a steady stream of good-quality possession, allowing Karen Almond, the stand-off half and captain, to shine again. She contributed to a long-awaited, well-deserved win with a try, a dropped goal and a conversion.
SCORERS: Great Britain: Tries: E Mitchell, K Almond. Dropped goal: K Almond. Conversion: K Almond.
Copyright (C) The Times, 1989
"Almond bears most fruit in women's game; Rugby Union." Times [London, England] 6 Mar. 1989