Jess Breach maintains stunning try record for England in opening Six Nations thrashing of Scotland

Former Chichester RFC junior Jess Breach continued her superb try-scoring record as defending champions England opened their Women’s Six Nations campaign with an emphatic 52-10 win over Scotland in Doncaster.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 11:16 am
England's Jess Breach on her way to scoring a try during the Women's Six Nations match at Castle Park, Doncaster, against Scotland. Pic: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire.

The Red Roses ran in eight tries at Castle Park, with sisters Poppy and Bryony Cleall - who started their careers in Hampshire at Ellingham & Ringwood RFC 0- both scoring in a dominant display.

Portsmouth-born Vickki Cornborough was also in the winning team, making her 57th appearance for her country.

In the 10th minute, Marlie Packer scored the first try of 2021 tournament, which has been revamped with the teams split over two pools.

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Leanne Riley, Lark Davies, Bryony Cleall and winger Jess Breach, with her 25th try in only 16 appearances, all added further scores ahead of half-time as England secured a bonus point to lead 33-3.

Helena Rowland also went over before Scotland scored their first try through Hannah Smith in the 54th minute before England then had hooker Davies sent to the sin-bin for a high tackle.

Scotland replacement Molly Wright was shown a red card just after the hour following a dangerous tackle which was picked up by the TMO.

England took full advantage as number eight Poppy Cleall charged over before a late penalty try wrapped up the convincing victory.

Simon Middleton’s side face Italy in Parma next Saturday, aiming for their 21st win in their last 22 Six Nations games.