Women’s Six Nations: England score nine tries to beat Wales 51-12 in Cardiff

By Becky Grey

BBC Sport at Cardiff Palms Park

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Females’s Six Worldwide locations: Prop Sarah Bern rankings brace of tries as England beat Wales
Females’s Six Worldwide locations: Wales v England
Team A: (5) 12
Tries: Kavanagh, Hale Cons: Wilkins
Team B: (29) 51
Tries: Bern 2, Breach 2, Packer, O’Donnell, Dow, Beckett, Daley-Mclean Cons: Harrison 3

England remain on goal to remove the Females’s Six Worldwide locations Sizable Slam after an emphatic nine-attempt victory over Wales.

Prop Sarah Bern and soar Jess Breach scored two tries each and every and flanker Marlie Packer crossed too as England claimed a bonus level after 26 minutes.

England’s Catherine O’Donnell, Abbie Dow, Sarah Beckett and Katy Daley-McLean all scored within the 2nd half.

Wales’ first attempt of the 2019 Six Worldwide locations came from soar Jess Kavanagh and Cerys Hale added their 2nd.

England are top of the desk, having claimed moreover five aspects in opposition to each and every Eire and France within the first two rounds, and now prepare to host Italy, the finest assorted unbeaten side within the competition, on 9 March.

“We’re positively not taking a Sizable Slam as a right – you may maybe by no plot enact that. It be too priceless,” acknowledged England head coach Simon Middleton.

England, awarded full-time contracts in January, are the finest entirely legitimate side within the Females’s Six Worldwide locations and have scored 24 tries to this level.

Wales are fifth after losing to France and drawing in opposition to Italy and crawl to Scotland for his or her penultimate match of the tournament on 8 March.

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Wales feel the Bern

Player of the match Bern led the price for England’s forwards from the outset, repelling defenders whenever she had the ball in hand, and the 21-year-gentle barrelled through five Wales avid gamers to attain within the 2nd minute.

The dominance of England’s pack turned into once evident again, with a maul from a line-out effortlessly driving Wales relieve and allowing Packer to attain.

Quickly later, Bern again scythed through defenders to attain under the posts.

Within the 2nd half, it looked as even supposing the prop would receive a hat-trick as she drove over the road, but she may maybe perhaps not ground the ball and left the sphere rapidly after.

O’Donnell rapidly made amends as England’s pack pushed the lock over the attempt line earlier than fellow forward Beckett confirmed her budge to dash through defenders and add her identify to the scoresheet.

Wales’ pack did receive some comfort even supposing, after a have interaction and lunge from Hale saw her salvage minutes earlier than the total-time whistle.

Breach’s budge and vitality turned into once too noteworthy for the Wales defence within the first half

Breach’s tally grows

Soar Jess Breach has scored in each and every spherical of this year’s Six Worldwide locations and now has five tries in total within the competition.

When England came across themselves with a five-participant overlap on the left soar, it turned into once Breach who went over.

The Harlequins soar took a excessive ball smartly to dot down again, but the attempt turned into once disallowed in consequence of an earlier knock-on by Natasha Hunt.

And, after deft offloading from Daley-McLean, Zoe Harrison and Rachael Burford within the midfield, Breach opted to switch it on my own for her 2nd attempt of the match.

Wales’ Kavanagh moreover impressed on the reverse soar, exhibiting very finest footwork to whisper five aspects.

Dow ensured she got her allotment of the limelight on the soar too, preserving nearly half the pitch to attain within the corner on her first look on this year’s tournament.

England looked threatening within the 22 proper as much as the closing whistle and Daley-McLean capitalised to attain the Crimson Roses’ ninth and closing attempt.

Welsh making enhancements

England beat Wales 63-0 in 2017 and 52-0 in 2018 and Wales head coach Rowland Phillips highlighted the improved scoreline this year.

“The predominant thing is I sat here two years ago after we would been on the relieve of 80 minutes the build we would struggled to receive any administration,” he acknowledged.

“It turned into once a competitive game of rugby nowadays, we’ve finished a amount of work under the radar and the physicality of the avid gamers has improved lots.”

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