Hannah Botterman's return from injury ended with a try and a big success over Wales - as England stayed on course for another possible grand slam in the Six Nations.

The former Datchworth and Welwyn junior had missed the first two games of the tournament with a knee injury but was back on the bench at a sold-out Cardiff Arms Park, the 8,862 crowd a record attendance for a women’s home match.

And after coming on in the second period, she bagged the eighth of nine tries for the Red Roses as they cruised to a 59-3 success.

Such is the strength in depth of the defending champions that all nine tries were scored by different players - Lucy Packer, Tatyana Heard, Abigail Dow, Holly Aitchison, Jess Breach, Ellie Kildunne, Maud Muir and Sarah Beckett getting the others with Emma Sing and Lagi Tuima adding seven conversions between them.

Wales had actually taken an early lead with a penalty but once England opened their account on 26 minutes, the floodgates opened.

It was 19-3 at half-time and the pressure was relentless in the second period too, even when England were down to 13 at one point following yellow cards for May Campbell and Marlie Packer.

England also included another former Welwyn junior, Ella Wyrwas, but the duo of Helena Rowland and Zoe Harrison, more of the Hobbs Way alumni, remain sidelined with injury.

The current crop of Welwyn women ended their superb season with a 36-10 win away to Harpenden.

It means they finish their Women's Division Two South East (North) campaign with 14 wins from 14 and the title, secured two weeks earlier.

Welwyn's senior men also finished their competitive year after bowing out of the RFU Community Counties One South Plate with a 74-0 loss at Beccehamians at the round two stage.