England Women V Scotland Women

Scotland lost their final game of the 2019 Six Nations Championship to the Grand Slam winners England in a one-sided contest at Twickenham.

Full of form with a Grand Slam in sight England were relentless, scoring 13 tries with a variety of long and short range scores.

Scotland started brightly but England were fluid from the off with inside passes between Harrison and Scarratt creating gaps.

The first try followed a similar template with lock Poppy Cleall attacking the line and feeding Sarah Beckett inside to score. Daley McLean converted from in front the posts.

2 mins: England 7 - 0 Scotland

England were effective with their next phase of possession. A fine break by full-back Sarah McKenna got behind the Scots defence and was followed by a neat cross field kick by Daley-McLean for winger Jess Breach to collect and run in. Daley-McLean converted

7 mins: England 14 - 0 Scotland

England then drew a penalty on half way which was tapped by scrum-half Hunt who fed inside to Daley-McLean who was hauled down short of the line and knocked it on.

Shortly after Scotland conceded a penalty still inside their 22. England again quick tapped from short range through scrum half Natasha Hunt who scored, converted.

12mins: England 21 - 0 Scotland

Scots tried to break up the momentum and an intercept attempt by Lisa Thomson nearly came off but with the ball the visitors were wasteful and from a turnover winger Jess Breach chased down a kick behind from Scarratt to score the bonus point try. Conversion missed

17 mins: England 26 - 0 Scotland

An England knock on from the restart gave Scotland a good attacking position on the 22 but a lost ball at the base of the resulting scrum let England counter again through winger Jess Breach.

Scotland knocked on in their 22 and from the resulting scrum winger Kelly Smith weaved in from close range. Converted Daley-McLean

22 mins: England 33 - 0 Scotland

Good interplay between wingers set up England possession inside the Scots 22 and after several drives from short-range lock Poppy Cleall got over the line. Daley-McLean converted

Scots regrouped until Lisa Thomson attempted an intercept and was deemed, after TMO review, to have deliberately knocked on and was yellow carded. 38 mins

From the penalty England set up a driving maul and scored through hooker Amy Cokanyne. Conversion missed on stroke of half-time.

Half time: England 45 - 0 Scotland

Second half started scrappily but Scotland began to win penalties through sustained possession, enabling them to secure better field position.

England scored from close range through prop Sarah Bern after centre Emily Scarratt cut inside the defence to give England a platform inside the Scots 22. Daley-McLean converted.

50 mins: England 52 - 0 Scotland

England scored with their next attack as centre Zoe Harrison secured field position inside the Scotland 22 with a powerful run. The defence tracked back well but England captain Sarah Hunter scored from a yard. Daley-McLean converted.

53 mins: England 59 - 0 Scotland

Emily Scarratt the pick of the England centres and she burst through into the Scots 22 to score, Daley-McLean converts.

65 mins: England 66 - 0 Scotland

England won back possession from the restart and Scarratt put in a long kick down to Scots 22.

From a resulting scrum they kept possession through multiple phases in the Scotland half edging closer to the line until lock Poppy Cleall got her second try of the night. Converted.

71 mins: England 73 - 0 Scotland

Emily Scott launched a quick attack with a smart dummy and Daley-Mclean kicked over the top but England slowed down Scotland’s ball at the breakdown and Katy Daley-McLean was sin-binned after the referee had warned the hosts previously.

As the conditions worsened England won a penalty inside the Scotland 22 and kicked to the corner. From the resulting driving maul Cath O’Donnell scored.

Player of the Match Emily Scarratt rounded off a fine performance with the conversion out wide with the final kick of the match to confirm England as 2019 Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam winners.

Full time: England 80 - 0 Scotland

Head Coach Shade Munro said, "England are a superb team. They have taken women's sport, not just women's rugby to the next level. We are not at the level they are, and that is not without lack of trying. They put us under pressure at every facet of the game.

"It is the games like Italy, Ireland and Wales that we need to get closer to and that is what we will be focussing on next season. Ulitimately that will hopefully get us closer to teams like England."


15. Chloe Rollie, 14. Rhona Lloyd, 13. Hannah Smith, 12. Lisa Thomson (capt) 11. Annabel Sergeant, 10. Helen Nelson, 9. Jenny Maxwell, 1. Megan Kennedy, 2. Lana Skeldon, 3. Mairi Forsyth, 4. Emma Wassell, 5. Nicola Howat, 6. Sarah Bonar, 7. Rachel McLachlan, 8. Jade Konkel

Replacements – 16. Jodie Rettie, 17. Katie Dougan, 18. Lisa Cockburn, 19. Panashe Muzambe, 20. Debs McCormack, 21. Mhairi Grieve, 22. Lisa Martin 23. Abi Evans


15. Sarah McKenna, 14. Jess Breach, 13. Emily Scarratt, 12, Zoe Harrison, 11. Kelly Smith, 10 Katie Daley-McLean, 9. Natasha Hunt, 1. Hannah Botterman, 2. Amy Cokayne, 3. Sarah Bern, 4. Poppy Cleall, 5. Abbie Scott, 6. Sarah Beckett, 7. Vicky Fleetwood, 8. Sarah Hunter (Capt).

Replacements - 16. Lark Davies, 17. Vickii Cornborough, 18. Shaunagh Brown, 19. Cath O’Donnell, 20. Marlie Packer, 21. Leanne Riley, 22. Rachael Burford, 23. Emily Scott

live commentary 7:30 PM Saturday 16 Mar 2019

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