Scotland Women battled hard against a clinical England side in the penultimate round of the Women’s Six Nations.
The visitors were not able to fire in the warm spring conditions at Twickenham Stoop as England dominated to retain their unbeaten run in this Championship and a 64-0 victory.
England scored eight tries in the first half, two of which while Scotland’s number 8 Jemma Forsyth was in the sin bin, and four after the break.
Scotland Head Coach Shade Munro said: “England are an excellent team. Their speed of ball, speed of realignment of speed of pass was better.
“We took it to them in the second half and tried to implement what we were planning on doing and some of it came off.
“It’s a tough day but we ned to move on and learn from it.”
Winger and player of the match Kay Wilson crossed the whitewash on seven occasions for England, while hooker Amy Cockayne collected a hat-trick. Centre Emily Scarret missed her first ten attempts at goal, but converted her own score with five minutes left on the clock and the last conversion of the match.
Scotland were unable to get their hands on the ball for any meaningful play in the first quarter of play, but sparked in the final ten minutes when flanker Louise Forsyth carved through the English defence. Centre Lisa Thomson kept the momentum going as she stormed up the side-line but was brought down five metres out from the whitewash.
HALF-TIME: England Women 40 – 0 Scotland Women
England came out looking to push on in the second half with a vocal 3,600-strong crowd behind them to score in the opening minutes after the break.
The Scots’ worked hard to put into practice their systems and enjoyed more possession, while also stepping up their defence with hooker Lana Skeldon and Forsyth putting in big shifts.
A line-out maul created an opportunity for Scotland to get points on the board at 54 minutes as Helen Nelson grubbered the ball through a gap. Full-back Chloe Rollie had the pace but after consultation with the TMO her try was disallowed as there was no evidence of grounding.
England continued to be relentless in attack and went on to score two more tries before the final whistle blew.
FULL-TIME: England Women 64 – 0 Scotland Women
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|France Women||39||v||19||Wales Women|
|Ireland Women||7||v||34||England Women|
|Scotland Women||14||v||12||Italy Women|
|Italy Women||5||v||28||France Women|
|England Women||64||v||0||Scotland Women|