Dominant England display sees perfect run continue

Sarah Bern

A dominant England display was enough to see them cruise home to a comfortable victory at the Cardiff Arms Park as they continue their strong challenge for another Six Nations title. Nine tries from the visitor’s sees them solidify their spot at the top of table by a clear three points. 

Dominant England display keeps 100% record up

England maintained their 100% record in the 2019 Six Nations with a 51-12 thumping of the Welsh.

England started the game at a blistering speed, scoring a try after just a few minutes. It was to be the story of the half as sloppy Welsh errors and powerful England ball carrying took them to a 29-nil lead.

Despite heavy pressure from the visitors Wales didn’t lie down and through a well worked driving maul they took it wide for Jess Kavanagh to score their first try of this year’s Six Nations.

Half time; Wales 5-29 England

Despite a strong third quarter Wales couldn’t hold out for long. A scoreless half till the hour mark was brought up and then England upped the intensity once more.

Despite a long delay for a TMO check and a conversion being ruled out because the try wasn’t officially awarded the visitors weren’t put off their stride. Rocking up 22 second half points to clinch a dominant victory.

Wales did give their fans something to shout about when replacement Cerys Hale bundled her way over, but otherwise it was a fleeting attack in an England dominated game.

 Wales 12-51 England

Scott pleased following tough Welsh clash

Following her sides bonus point victory over a winless Wales side Captain Abbie Scott was quick to praise the Welsh toughness. Scott was pleased with their quick start but insisted they must maintain it.

” To come away to Wales we know it’s going to be a tough game so we’re satisfied with the win. There are little bits as players we’ll be disappointed with. The amazing start is what we wanted to do, to come out flying but we have to maintain it and be clinical throughout.”

English Grand Slam

With three wins out of three English hopes now look forward to Italy away where they can focus on bringing home another win. Despite the obvious lure of the unbeaten campaign eyes are fully focused on the next challenge.

Scott saying, ” It’s about the next game as you can’t be complacent and you can’t take your eyes off it as they’ve always caused us trouble. The last couple of time we’ve played them they’ve scored first.”

Wales pleased with gritty determination

Despite shipping 50 points Wales captain Carys Phillips was pleased with the determination her side showed saying, ” After the first 20 minutes where they scored that cluster of tries I think we stepped up and played a game of rugby. Overall, we’re very pleased. There’s definitely some dominant parts of that performance, we dominated the scrum. I’m very proud of the belief they [Wales] showed from 20 minutes onwards.”

Wales; Elinor Snowsill, Jasmine Joyce, Hannah Jones, Hannah Bluck, Jess Kavanagh, Robyn Wilkins, Keira Bevan, Siwan Lillicrap, Alex Callender, Beth Lewis, Mel Clay, Gwen Crabb, Amy Evans, Carys Phillips, Caryl Thomas. Replacements; Kelsey Jones, Cara Hope, Cerys Hale, Natalia John, Alisha Butchers, Ffion Lewis, Lisa Neumann, Lauren Smyth.

England; Sarah McKenna, Abigail Dow, Rachael Burford, Zoe Harrison, Jessica Breach, Katy Daley-Mclean, Natasha Hunt, Poppy Cleall, Marlie Packer, Sarah Beckett, Abbie Scott, Catherine O’Donnell, Sarah Bern, Amy Cokayne, Vickii Cornborough. Replacements; Lark Davies, Hannah Botterman, Shaunagh Brown, Jo Brown, Sarah Hunter, Claudia MacDonald, Carys Williams, Emily Scott.

Woman of the match; Sarah Bern

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