Women's Six Nations 2018: Scotland 8-43 England

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Danielle Waterman seals England's victory over Scotland
Scotland (8) 8
Try: Konkel Pen: Law
England (26) 43
Tries: Waterman 2, Bern, Pearce 2, Kildunne, Tuima Cons: Daley-Mclean 4

England women maintained their bid for a second successive Six Nations Grand Slam with a comfortable victory over Scotland at Scotstoun.

Danielle Waterman, Sarah Bern, Charlotte Pearce and Ellie Kildunne all crossed in the first half to bring up a bonus-point before the interval.

Scotland responded with a long-range penalty from Sarah Law and a try from number eight Jade Konkel.

But Pearce, Lagi Tuima and Waterman scored again as England stretched away.

Fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean added four conversions as England recorded a third win from three games, while Scotland suffered a third straight defeat.

A crowd of 3,278 - a record for a Scotland home game in the Women's Six Nations - watched a dogged performance from the hosts, but they were ultimately overpowered by the Red Roses.

Waterman started the scoring in the third minute after seizing on Lauren Cattell's offload and streaking under the posts.

Prop Bern drove over for the second after seven minutes, Scotland floundering against the speed of England's attack.

A penalty allowed the home side to get on the scoreboard, scrum-half Law landing a long-range effort..

But a mistake by 18-year-old England full-back Kildunne, who failed to deal with a kick from Lisa Thomson, allowed Scotland to build momentum and bundle Konkel - one of their four professional players - over for a try.

Scotland celebrate Jade Konkel's try
Scotland were able to celebrate a rare try against England, but Jade Konkel's score was their last

The visitors responded straight away, neat handling seeing wing Pearce flying down the line into the corner, Daley-Maclean again adding the extras.

Izzy Noel-Smith became the first of two England players to be yellow-carded, Rowena Burnfield also earning a spell in the sin-bin around the hour.

But Scotland couldn't take advantage and England scored again while down to 14, Kildunne running from her own 22 to score the fourth try just before the interval.

The Red Roses continued to dominate after the break, Kildunne racing up the wing through Scotland's defence before releasing Pearce to increase the lead.

The hosts lost prop Siobhan McMillan to the sin-bin for a dangerous tackle, and England capitalised on the extra space with centre Tuima stepping her way through for a superb try.

Waterman grabbed her second barely a minute later to complete the scoring, sealing an 11th win in a row for England over Scotland in the Six Nations.

Scotland: Rollie, Musgrove, Thomson, Smith, Lloyd, Nelson, Law; McMillan, Skeldon, Kennedy, Wassell, McCormack, Bonar, Malcolm, Konkel.

Replacements: Rettie, Lowish, Smith, Cattigan, McMillan, Grieve, Sinclair, Harris.

England: Kildunne; Waterman, Tuima, Cattell, Pearce; Daley-Mclean, Riley; Cornborough, Cokayne, Bern; Scott, Taylor; Burnfield, Noel-Smith, Cleall.

Replacements: Davies, Clark, Lucas, O'Donnell, Packer, Mattinson, Reed, Smith.

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