England women show the men how it’s done as win over Wales moves Grand Slam closer
PUBLISHED: 14:53 25 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:53 25 February 2019
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Former Welwyn junior Zoe Harrison celebrated her first start in this year’s Women’s Six Nations with three conversions as England roared to a 51-12 success in Wales.
It moves their dreams of a Grand Slam one step closer and eclipsed the loss suffered by the men less than 24 hours earlier.
In total they bagged nine tries with both Jess Breach and Sarah Bern going over twice.
Marlie Packer, Catherine O’Donnell, Abby Dow, Sarah Beckett and Katy Daley-Mclean got the others for England, who included Harpenden’s Sarah McKenna at 15 and Harrison’s former Welwyn team-mate Hannah Botterman on the bench.
Head coach Simon Middleton said: “To score 50 points in any game is impressive but this is testament to some skillful play to stay in the game.
“Wales were incredibly strong and when they had the ball it was so difficult to get it back. We really had to work for it.
“We’ll celebrate a great win tonight and then we’ll relax and recover before moving our focus to Italy.”