Wales No 8 Jamies Kift searches for a way through the England defence at Twickenham.
Wales Women hit for six at Twickenham
25 February 2012, 07:14 pm ::
Match Report By Graeme Gillespie
England Women confirmed their status as RBS 6 Nations title favourites with a comfortable 33-0 victory over Wales Women at Twickenham.
England raced over for six tries with winger Michaela Staniford leading the way with a brace of tries as the home side remain on course for their seventh consecutive title.
Wales were on the backfoot from the outset after England Staniford scored in the corner for her fourth try of the campaign.
Wales fly half Naomi Thomas used her prodigious boot to carve out chunks of territory for Wales with the visiting side refusing to be overawed by the occasion.
Flanker Jamie Kift and Amy Day were prominent as Wales upped the tempo with England having to put in a shift in defence.
England's backs posed a constant threat with full back Natasha Hunt a potent force but Wales managed to marshal their defence with captain Rachel Taylor leading from the front.
Wales were holding their own but lacked a cutting edge - something England didn't lack when they had the opportunity to show their paces.
Prop Laura Keates was sent to the bin to reduce England to 14 but captain Katy McLean nudged England further ahead with a close range penalty.
England showed their ruthless streak when midfielder Rachel Burford burst through Thomas's tackle to set up fellow centre Emily Scarrett who raced 50m to dive over in the corner to put the red rose brigade 13-0 ahead.
The second half followed a similar vein with England threatening every time their backs got their hands on the ball. Second row Rowena Burnfield was the end of the chain to score before Kay Wilson powered over in the other corner despite a brave effort by Rosie Fletcher.
Staniford dived over for her second try before Sarah Hunter plunged over to seal Wales's fate.