- England - Tries: Cleall 2, Dow, Riley, Kildunne 2, Burford, Packer Conversions: Daley-Mclean 6
- England make it two wins from two
England Women made it two wins from two in the 2018 Six Nations as they secured a bonus-point 52-0 victory over Wales at the Twickenham Stoop.
With HRH Prince Harry in attendance on a chilly, overcast afternoon in south west London with light drizzle throughout the game, England were ahead inside the opening 10 minutes when Poppy Cleall crossed following a succession of pick and drives by the forwards.
Slick hands out wide got England's second as Abigail Dow crossed, before some neat work at the base of ruck put Leanne Riley over and Ellie Kildunne's break through the middle saw Simon Middleton's side secure a bonus-point score inside half an hour and it stayed that way until the break as England led 26-0.
Flanker Marlie Packer dotted down from a powerful driving maul for England's fifth, before Katy Daly-Mclean's perfectly weighted grubber was pounced on by Rachael Burford.
Cleall's second was England's seventh try of the afternoon as they managed to continue their attacking momentum despite the worsening conditions towards the end of the game.
And Kildunne finished the game with a moment of magic to score her second try of the mach.
There were four Harlequins Ladies players in the matchday 23 who have played Tyrrells Premier 15s games at the Stoop this season.
And they looked at ease from the start with lock Abbie Scott a constant menace at the lineout stealing ball as well as carrying through heavy traffic.
Two Quins players were also on the scoresheet as scrum half leanne Riley snipped on the edge of the ruck and Rachael Burford was on the same wavelength as fly half Daley as she got England's sixth.
Prop Vickii Cornborough came on in the second half as one of the finishers and played her part as the pack continued their dominance.
England's evolution since the World Cup last year continues with some of the newest faces making a real impression on the side.
Wing Charlotte Pearce made her first start at international after her debut last week, coming off the back of a series of impressive performances for Loughborough Lightning in the Tyrrells Premier 15s.
18-year-old Ellie Kildunne made her first appearance at outside centre following time at full back and on the wing and crossed twice, while Abigail Dow added to her impressive international career as her score took her to seven tries in four games.
Caity Mattinson (21) and Lagi Tuima (19) also continued their fledgling international careers as they came off the bench, following their debuts in November 2017.
“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the game, to score over 50 points was terrific," said England Women head coach Simon Middleton.
"I was pleased with the defence in particular, it is a focus area we want to ramp up, we talked about it during the week and today we were a lot more physical than we were against Italy.
“We set our stall out at the beginning of the tournament, we want to win the Six Nations and we want to do it with good performances. Our forwards were terrific today, not perfect, but they’ll know that and that’s what drives them. We have an unbelievably young back line in terms of age and in terms of experience and they’ll grow and learn from today.
"Overall I’m happy with where we are positioned at the moment and knowing also that we still have plenty to work on as a squad.”
The Red Roses are next in action on Friday 23 February when they travel to Glasgow to face Scotland as they look to make it three wins from three.
The game, which will be live Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Arena, kicks off at 7.30pm.
England - 15. Danielle Waterman, 14. Abigail Dow, 13. Ellie Kildunne, 12. Rachael Burford, 11. Charlotte Pearce, 10. Katy Daley-Mclean, 9. Leanne Riley; 1. Rochelle Clark, 2. Amy Cokayne, 3. Sarah Bern, 4. Abbie Scott, 5. Tamara Taylor, 6. Poppy Cleall , 7. Marlie Packer, 8. Sarah Hunter ©.
16. Lark Davis, 17. Vicky Cornborough, 18. Justine Lucas, 19. Rowena Burnfield, 20. Izzy Noel-Smith , 21. Caity Mattinson, 22. Lauren Cattell, 23. Lagi Tuima.
Wales - 15 Elinor Snowsill 14 Hannah Bluck, 12 Rebecca De Filippo, 11 Jess Kavanagh-Williams, 10 Robyn Wilkins, 9 Rhiannon Parker; 1 Caryl Thomas, 2 Carys Phillips (c), 3 Amy Evans , 4 Siwan Lillicrap, 5 Mel Clay, 6 Alisha Butchers, 7 Beth Lewis, 8 Sioned Harries.
16 Kelsey Jones, 17 Gwenllian Pyrs, 18 Cerys Hale, 19 Natalia John, 20 Nia Elen Davies, 21 Jade Knight, 22 Lleucu George, 23 Hannah Jones.