A Jess Breach-inspired England inflicted a heavy defeat on Scotland to kick-start their Women’s Six Nations title defence.
It was a bonus-point victory for Simon Middleton’s side, who shared the glory around.
Breach went over with a sensational solo effort, while Marlie Packer, Leanne Riley, Lark Davies and Bryony Cleall, Helena Rowland and Poppy Cleall all scored tries o ftheir own.
In response to that, and a penalty try for England, Scotland’s only response was through Hannah Smith, with Molly Wright sent off for the Scots.
Here are the player ratings from Castle Park:
Sarah McKenna - 7
McKenna was strong and solid for England. Her performance was even more impressive as she returned from injury in the match.
Lydia Thompson - 7
She found herself in the right positions but couldn't quite get on the end of a cross field kick to score. Slick but not clinical enough.
Emily Scarratt -9
Captain fantastic Scarratt was clinical and precise as always. She missed one conversion but two of her other kicks were pin point from a difficult angle.
Lagi Tuima - 8
Everytime she got the ball in hand she looked dangerous. Made great metres and played as well as she does for Harlequins week in, week out.
Jess Breach - 9
Phenomenal skill from the winger saw her collect a cross field kick and storm to the line for England's fifth before half-time. She continues to impress in a white shirt and at just 23 fans will be excited for all the rugby there is to come from the winger.
Helena Rowland - 8
Rowland had some cross field kicks which had too power much on them but she cleared her lines well. She scored a great try early in the second half and did well following in the footsteps of the retired Katy Daley-Mclean.
Leanne Riley - 8
While the scrum-half knocked the ball on, she did well to score the second try.
Vickii Cornborough - 7
Solid as ever at scrum time and a dependable player for England.
Lark Davies - 8
Davies' line-outs were clean for the most part and she finished off a good maul try. A yellow card in the second half for a high tackle put a blemish on her performance
Bryony Cleall - 7
After injury has kept her out of the England team for a while it was great to see her go over for a try.
Abbie Ward - 7
A dependable leader in the England team which was needed when Scarratt was subbed off.
Cath O’Donnell - 7
A solid performance after a long time away from the international game.
Zoe Aldcroft -8
Aldcroft had great hands in the build up to the first try and was everywhere on the pitch.
Marlie Packer - 8
She made good metres and had an amazing finish to score England's first try of the afternoon.
Poppy Cleall - 8
Amazing big hits and great at scrum time but a yellow card in the second half let her down. She continues to stun for England and she didn't miss a tackle this afternoon.
Replacements: Amy Cokayne (5), Detysha Harper (6), Shaunagh Brown (6), Harriet Millar-Mills (5), Vicky Fleetwood (5), Claudia MacDonald (5), Megan Jones (5), Ellie Kildunne (5).
Chloe Rollie - 6
Rollie looked impressive when she had ball in hand but a lack of team cohesion didn't see her unleash her skill
Rachel Shankland -5
Another player who couldn't quite show what she can do with ball in hand
Hannah Smith -5
Great work to score Scotland's only try of the match
Lisa Thomson -3
A yellow card in the first half led to Breach's try.
Megan Gaffney -5
Gaffney wasn't given enough opportunities to get on the front foot to show what she can do.
Helen Nelson - 5
Impressive with ball in hand and with boot to ball but Scotland didn't have enough ball in possession for her to demonstrate her skill.
Mairi McDonald -4
Solid in the second half when Scotland had some attacking play.
Leah Bartlett - 5
A good performance at scrum time but not quite up to the standard.
Lana Skeldon - 6
The hooker was consistent at the line-out and was one of Scotland's best players.
Christine Belisle -5
A good performance from Belisle but she was subbed off midway through the second half.
Emma Wassell -6
A great individual talent. Great in defence and made some great carries.
Louise McMillan -5
Her name was hardly spoken in the match, Scotland need more team co-ordination for their individual class players to perform
Rachel Malcolm -5
A great leader for Scotland and unfortunately for the captain an injury saw her go off the pitch just after half-time
Rachel McLachlan -5
McLachlan was solid, especially in the second half, and she was accurate in defence.
Siobhan Cattigan.- 4
She knocked the ball on and wasn't up to the standard of Jade Konkel
Replacements: Molly Wright (2), Panashe Muzambe (4), Lisa Cockburn (3), Evie Gallagher (3), Jodie Rettie (3), Jenny Maxwell (4), Sarah Law, Liz Musgrove (4).
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