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England 58-7 Scotland: Ruthless Red Roses give Sarah Hunter a perfect start in Six Nations rout

The match marked a special occasion for co-captain Hunter, who capped off his rugby career with an impressive home victory at Kingston Park, where England easily secured the bonus point.

A quick hat-trick from co-captain Marlie Packer in the second half capped off a disappointing afternoon for the Scots.

Hunter, from North Shields, led the side at Newcastle and they took the lead nine minutes after pressure on the Scottish goal line allowed Claudia MacDonald to cross the gap to touch down.

Scotland had the chance to pull one back with a fantastic attack on the England goal line and Emma Orr was incredibly close to the goal but she put the ball down lightly with the hosts able to recover and clear.

England stretched Scotland with a few quick passes allowing hooker Amy Cokayne to complete another great team move in the 18th minute and MacDonald quickly secured his second with an incredible sprint from the halfway line past the Scottish defense to finish in the left corner.

Tatyana Heard scored her first try for the Red Roses after powering off two Scotland defenders in the 27th minute and a lineout maul allowed Cokayne to grab her second just before the break.

England picked up where they left off just after the break when Poppy Cleall crashed down the line and Abby Dow did well to hand the ball to Sadia Kabeya, who scored her seventh try from after -noon.

Packer then stepped in as the Red Roses used the maul perfectly on three occasions for the co-captain to score a hat trick, with all three tries coming just 10 minutes apart.

Scotland then found consolation in the closing stages, with Chloe Rollie putting points on the board for the visitors with a late try.

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