England Women made it 3/3 in this year’s Women’s Six Nations, as they scored nine tries to beat Wales in Cardiff and scoring 52 points in the process.
Gloucester-Hartpury were well represented in the fixture, as Mo Hunt started for England and Hannah Jones and Beth Lewis started for Wales.
Cerys Hale and Kelsey Jones both came off the bench for Wales Women and the former managed to score one of Wales two tries late on in the second-half.
But overall, England dominated the game, racing out to a 29-0 lead after half an hour, through a brace of tries from Sarah Bern and Jess Breach and a score from Marlie Packer.
Wales rallied for the middle part of the game and managed a try of their own before half-time, as Jess Kavanagh went over following sustained pressure in the England 22.
England were frustrated by the battling home side for the first quarter of the second half, but they did run in four more tries in the remaining 20 minutes.
Cath O’Donnell got the fifth try on 60 minutes, which was swiftly followed by scores from by Abby Dowe and Sarah Beckett.
The loudest cheer of the afternoon was for Gloucester’s own Cerys Hale, who dived over for Wales’ second try of the game in the final minutes.
However, it was England who had the last laugh, as fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean danced her way over for the final score. England will be pleased with the maximum-points win but they will know they need to improve, as they host the in-form Italians.