England Women 56-5 Spain Women: Amy Wilson leads Red Roses to victory with four tries

A first half hat-trick from Amy Wilson helped England to a dominant 56-5 victory against Spain in their opening match of the Women’s Rugby World Cup

The 2014 winners ran in 10 tries in all against the world number eight side.

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Centre Megan Jones shrugged off a Spanish defender to score the first try of the tournament after just 54 seconds.

Wilson’s hat-trick, which secured the bonus-point, combined with two out of four conversions from Katy McLean then put the Red Roses in firm control heading into the break.

Spain was able to get on the scoreboard just before half-time with flanker Diane Gasso dotting down, 24-5.

Two tries in the first ten minutes of the second half from replacement Emily Scarratt and Harriet Heather-Mills pushed the Red Roses even further in front, 34-5.

Wilson then grabbed a fourth before further tries from Alex Matthews, Amy Cockayne and Lydia Thompson took England’s total to ten tries in what was a fantastic tournament opener.

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