England score eight tries in big win over Wales

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England: (24) 46
Tries: Muir, Aldcroft, Botterman, Atkin-Davies, Kildunne 2, Dow, Galligan Cons: Aitchison 3
Wales: (3) 10
Try: Bevan Pen: George Con: George

England scored eight tries to hammer Wales at Ashton Gate in front of a record crowd of 19,705 for a Red Roses game outside of Twickenham.

John Mitchell's side scored four first-half tries in a dominant opening period through Maud Muir, Zoe Aldcroft, Hannah Botterman and Lark Atkin-Davies.

After the break Ellie Kildunne and Abby Dow scored tries for England before Keira Bevan finally got over for Wales.

Lock Rosie Galligan responded and Kildunne grabbed a brilliant second.

Victory means the Red Roses, who return to the top of the table after France's win over Scotland earlier on Saturday, remain on track to secure a third successive Grand Slam and a sixth successive Six Nations title.

England play Scotland next on 13 April, while Wales travel to Ireland looking to claim their first win.

More to follow.

Line-ups

England: Kildunne; Dow, Jones, Heard, Breach; Aitchison, Hunt; Botterman, Atkin-Davies, Muir, Aldcroft, Galligan, Kabeya, Packer (capt), Matthews.

Replacements: Powell, Carson, Clifford, Ward, Feaunati, Packer, Harrison, Gregson.

Wales: Hesketh; Neumann, Jones, Lake, Cox; George, Jones; Pyrs, Phillips, Rose, Fleming, Evans, Williams, Callender, Lewis.

Replacements: Reardon, Constable, Tuipulotu, John, Butchers, Bevan, Powell, Metcalfe.

Referee: Kat Roche

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