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6 Nations: Final round reaction

Ireland V Scotland

Scotland coach Gary Parker:

"I thought we moved forward this week. We were disappointed with the England result after a draw with Italy and a win against France and I thought we played some out best stuff this championship in the first half here. What we need is to start putting things together. We've had pretty much a new back division this year - we had a new fullback tonight who looks to be a good footballer and we had Veronica Fitzpatrick doing well and then Lucy Millard is in the centre having played most of her international rugby at 15 so we've changed people around and we are just beginning to get used to each other. We have a lot of good young players coming through and tonight we competed well with a side that everyone talks about as being one of the most improved in the championship. Apart from a ten minute spell where we conceded some soft scores I thought we competed with Ireland all around the park."

Ireland centre Joanne O'Sullivan: Pictured (who won her 50th cap)

"My first cap was also against Scotland in 2003 so it's been a good seven years for me and it was a good occasion to lead the team out with it being the last 6 Nations game and we took away a win as well so I'm very happy. It was a game of two halves tonight. We went into it with confidence but in the first half we didn't retain the ball well enough and play the rugby we wanted to play but we managed to stick with it and come back and get the win. Their 13 (Lucy Millard) is world class so for me tonight it was to keep her in check as much as I could so it was defensive enough in the middle. Overall I think we are happy with the competition this year. Having the summer to work on our skills and game plans will be good preparation for the World Cup."

Ireland coach Kevin West:

"I am very happy with this year. We are third and we've only done that once before and we've done it using a squad. I have changed the team every single team so we're building nicely. We are delighted with the test win tonight but disappointed with the performance so we are starting to have higher expectations of ourselves. We weren't as focused as we should have been early on and credit to Scotland and they were the better team in the first half. It's my first 6 nations and I have learned so much. I can watch lots of videos but to see the teams in action first hand is fantastic. We have some time off now and then we've got a number of official training camps but knowing their girls and their dedication there'll be lot of unofficially training too. The 6 Nations has been great in showing us what we need to do to be ready for the World Cup."

England V France

England captain Catherine Spencer

"We kept our composure and control, the attitude on the pitch was fantastic and when we look back, we can conclude that this was just the tight game we needed. You learn so much more from close games of this sort and you find out about your own weaknesses. This team wants to improve all the time, and it was good to be in a good contest. Now it is back to work on Monday."

England coach Gary Street:

"Even though this was a tight game, the victory was never in doubt in my mind.We knew France would throw everything they had at us and they made us work very hard for this win.But we showed great character and mental strength to turn it around. This is great World Cup preparation for us. We need tough games and France gave us exactly that. Now its back to work as we look ahead to the World Cup which we just cant wait for.

Wales V Italy

Italy manager Maria Cristina Tonna:

"The dressing room talk at half time was a turning point for us. The management asked the girls to go out and play, to have fun and to showcase what they do. In the second forty minutes we showed we can play better rugby, this victory is for all girls who play rugby in our country. "

Wales captain Mel Berry

Going in 12 points up and looking quite comfortable, we only have ourselves to blame, said Berry. Once again we have pushed the self destruct button. Just like against France and Ireland, we went in comfortable at halftime but for some reason error after error has cost us. Weve now got three months to resurrect things before the World Cup.