England Women thrash Scotland in Six Nations opener at Esher

Last Updated: 03/02/13 2:00pm

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Kay Wilson (14) and Sarah Hunter both scored for England

Kay Wilson (14) and Sarah Hunter both scored for England

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England Women opened up their Six Nations defence with a comprehensive 76-0 rout of Scotland.

Despite missing a large contingent of players due to the Women's Sevens World Series event in Houston, England still ran in 12 tries at Esher.

Sarah Hunter (2), Ceri Large (2), Sally Tuson (2), Abigail Chamberlain (2), Hannah Gallagher, Amber Reed, Kay Wilson and Rochelle Clark all crossed to complete an impressive win.

Head coach Gary Street said: "For the first 10 or 15 minutes as we were bedding into the game we did make mistakes but the important thing was that we didn't panic, we got it together and in the end the result clearly went our way.

"We had a lot of young, inexperienced players out there today but actually they were all leaders and they stood up and that's something I'm really pleased with.

"We want our games to be exciting to watch, so when people do tune in on television or come to see us live they get a great experience, and that's what we managed."

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