Source: INPHO

England’s Red Roses in full bloom at Twickenham

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Five tries from Jess Breach and a hat-trick from Abby Dow helped the Red Roses complete a 3-0 Old Mutual Wealth Series whitewash over Canada with a 69-19 victory at Twickenham Stadium.

England were ahead in the seventh minute from a driving maul when Marlie Packer dotted down and Dow did superbly to gather Katy Daley-Mclean’s grubber kick for her first of the evening.

Breach crossed from a burst of pace around the outside, before Canada responded as Olivia De Merchant showed her power as she went over from close range.

Dow’s second and third came with smart finishes out wide before Breach’s second gave England a 38-7 half-time lead.

Canada’s Pamphinette Buisa got the first score of the second half but England responded through their powerful maul as a penalty try was awarded as they were driving over the line.

Canada then got their own penalty try following a high tackle, but Breach secured her hat-trick, before a run from deep inside her own half sealed a fourth, and another line break from the halfway line took the tally to five.

Ellie Kildunne completed the scoring when she collected another Daley-Mclean kick through, as England ran in 11 tries on night.

Head coach Simon Middleton said: “We knew Canada would come out strong in the final game and I really wanted the team to put in a more complete performance. We had a great start, maybe lost our way a little bit at the start of the second half, but overall we are absolutely thrilled with what the team delivered today.

“It’s been a great experience and introduction to international rugby for the new players, they have been outstanding. As a team we have maximised the opportunity we had in this series and you can’t ask for more than that.”

England Women match day 23, Old Mutual Wealth Series 2017

15. Danielle Waterman (Wasps FC Ladies, 77 caps)
14. Abigail Dow (Wasps FC Ladies, 2 caps)
13. Lagi Tuima (Bristol Ladies, 2 caps)
12. Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies, 75 caps)
11. Jess Breach (Harlequins Ladies, 2 caps)
10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 94 caps)
9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins Ladies, 16 caps)

1. Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Ladies, 34 caps)
2. Amy Cokayne (Wasps FC Ladies, 36 caps)
3. Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 13 caps)
4. Abbie Scott (Harlequins Ladies, 24 caps)
5. Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women, 17 caps)
6. Rowena Burnfield (Richmond FC, 42 caps)
7. Marlie Packer (Saracens Women, 54 caps)
8. Sarah Hunter (C) (Loughborough Lightning, 101 caps)

16. Lark Davis (Worcester Valkyries, 6 caps)
17. Rochelle Clark (Wasps FC Ladies, 132 caps)
18. Justine Lucas (Wasps FC Ladies, 28 caps)
19. Catherine O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning, 2 cap)
20. Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol Ladies, 38 caps)
21. Caity Mattinson (Bristol Ladies, 3 caps)
22. Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women, 3 caps)
23. Ellie Kildunne (Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC, 3 caps)

Old Mutual Wealth Series 2017

England 79-5 Canada
Tries: Breach (6), Burford, Dow (2), Cokayne, Packer, Clark, Kildunne
Conversions: Reed (5), Harrison (2)

England 49-12 Canada
Tries: Kerr, Burford (2), Kildunne (2), Waterman, Botterman, Brown
Conversions: Reed (2), Harrison
Penalties: Reed

England 69 – 19 Canada
Tries: Packer, Dow (3), Breach (5), Penalty try, Kildunne
Conversions: Daley-Mclean (6)

Report courtesy of the RFU and special thank you to Sky Sports commentator Johnny Hammond for the headline

Lead photo is actually from Six Nations not tonight.