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Highlights: England 52-10 Scotland

Highlights: England 52-10 Scotland

LEanne Riley scored for England

England began the defence of their Women’s Six Nations title in style with a swashbuckling 52-10 victory over Scotland in Doncaster.

England No.8 Poppy Cleall was a relentless force throughout the game, crossing for one of eight tries in a Women’s Six Nations Player of the Match performance.

Cleall’s twin sister Bryony also dotted down, as did Marlie Packer, Leanne Riley, Lark Davies, Jess Breach and Helena Rowland before a late penalty try rounded out the scoring for the hosts.

Hannah Smith did cross the whitewash for a game Scotland side, who deserved that score and were unlucky not to dot down on a couple of other occasions, but the reigning champions served notice that they won’t be relinquishing their crown without a fight.

Here are the best moments from an entertaining game at Castle Park.