Helena Rowland became the second ex-Welwyn junior to make a scoring return to England colours as the Red Roses set up a grand slam decider in the Six Nations.

Hannah Botterman had been named as one of the replacements one week earlier as England beat Wales, scoring a try after she made her introduction.

This week it was Rowland's turn to put her injury worries behind her as she came off the bench to kick three conversions in a 48-0 success over Ireland in Cork.

That made it 23 successive wins in the competition, a record, and set up the huge finale against France on Saturday, the first time the ladies have headlined Twickenham on their own.

Botterman had started against the Irish but like captain Marlie Packer, failed to make it to half-time as more bumps and bruises followed.

But England continued to power through a resilient home defence, eventually scoring eight tries, the last three added to by the boot of Rowland.

Head coach Simon Middleton is now looking forward to what promises to be a huge occasion, in front of an expected 50,000 crowd.

He said: "It's going to be a great occasion but it will only be great if we get the performance we want and we get the result we want.

"Everyone has thrown a lot of effort into getting the crowd into the stadium, it's another benchmark moment, and we just hope the performance will be good for everyone that comes along or watches at home."