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England Women whitewash Scotland in 2017 - Six Nations


By England Women
March 12 2017

Kay Wilson scored seven tries as England beat Scotland 64-0 at Twickenham Stoop to stay top of the Women's Six Nations table.

England Women's Kay Wilson scores her 3rd and her sides 6th try during the RBS Women's Six Nations - PA/Images

England Women scored 12 tries in total with Amy Cokayne also scoring a hat-trick and Danielle Waterman scoring her 25th try in her 25th Six Nations match.

Following Ireland's 12-7 win over Wales in Cardiff earlier in the day, England's bonus-point win means they remain in first place, with next Friday's match at Donnybrook between the two sides a title decider.

Wilson began the scoring in the third minute from an Emily Scarratt pass and she had her second four minutes later when she was released by Harriet Millar-Mills.

Scotland No.8 Gemma Forsyth was sent to the sin bin in the 11th minute and soon after Cokayne was on the back of a driving maul to score her first of the afternoon and she secured England's bonus point after 20 minutes when she bundled over.

Waterman was then on the end of a flowing move three-minutes later to continue her fine record in the competition.

Wilson sealed her hat-trick in the 26th minute after receiving a long pass from Amber Reed and she showed her finishing instincts seven-minutes later to become the first player to score four first-half tries in the Women's Six Nations.

Cokayne scored her third try and her team's eighth on the stroke of half-time after collecting her own charge down.  It was the first time since 2002 that a team had ran in eight tries in the first half of a Women's Six Nations match.   Wilson started the second period in the same vein as she raced away to cross for her fifth try five minutes after the break.

And on the hour mark the Richmond wing became the first player to score six tries in a Women's Six Nations match when she received another pass from Scarratt.  Scarratt crossed five minutes from time following an Alex Matthews offload and Wilson darted over again soon after to complete the scoring.

 

 “We’re thrilled with that performance. We had a clear picture about what we wanted to do, to play with intensity and tempo, and we delivered that for the most part," Head Coach Simon Middleton said.

“It’s winner takes all against Ireland next week and that will be a totally different game which we’ve got to be prepared for. We’re under no illusions of how tough it’s going to be but if there’s ever a game you’d want to play as a rugby player it would be next week.”

 

EnglandDanielle Waterman (Bristol), Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries), Emily Scarratt (Lichfield), Amber Reed (Bristol), Kay Wilson (Richmond), Emily Scott (Saracens) , La Toya Mason (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks); Rochelle Clark (Worcester Valkyries), Amy Cokayne (Lichfield), Justine Lucas (Lichfield) , Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield), Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Alex Matthews (Richmond), Marlie Packer (Bristol), Sarah Hunter (Bristol).

Replacements: Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens), Vickii Cornborough (Aylesford Bulls), Sarah Bern (Bristol), Poppy Cleall (Bristol), Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol), Bianca Blackburn (Worcester Valkyries), Rachael Burford (Aylesford Bulls), Sarah McKenna (Saracens).

England: TriesWilson 7, Cokayne 3, Waterman, Scarratt. Cons - Scarratt 2.

 

Scotland Chloe Rollie, Megan Gaffney, Lisa Thomson, Lisa Martin (capt), Rhona Lloyd, Helen Nelson, Sarah Law; Tracy Balmer, Lana Skeldon, Lindsey Smith, Emma Wassell, Deborah McCormack, Sarah Bonar, Louise McMillan, Jemma Forsyth.

Replacements: Lucy Park, Heather Lockhart, Katie Dougan, Rachael Cook, Lyndsay O'Donnell, Jenny Maxwell, Eilidh Sinclair, Abi Evans.

 

 

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