England continued their winning streak in this year’s Six Nations with a 58-5 victory over Wales in front of a massive crowd at Kingsholm.
Lark Davies and Jess Breach scored two tries each, while Sarah Bern, Alex Matthews, Shaunagh Brown, Emily Scarratt, and Sarah Hunter also crossed the line. In the second half, Kelsey Jones scored a consolation try for Wales, but the Red Roses cruised to another bonus-point win.
“It was tough, physical, and hugely competitive,” England head coach Simon Middleton said. ” We were off the pace [in the first half], but Wales forced us off the pace — I think we were a bit rattled, and I think there are some good learnings there for us.”
England was victorious in front of a record attendance for an England ticketed home game of 14,689; a previous record was set at the Twickenham Stoop for the 2010 World Cup final. “When I was standing there singing the anthem, I thought: ‘We’ve changed the game’ — you couldn’t hear yourself at times,” Captain Hunter said about the crowd.
“This, for me, was the turning point for times to come — it’s where the game should be.” They undoubtedly secured their 21st consecutive win and looked on course to lift the Six Nations title for the fourth time.