Women's Six Nations: England put nine tries past Scotland, break consecutive win record

England's Marlie Packer scored three of their nine tries. Catherine Ivill - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images

Flanker Marlie Packer scored a hat trick of tries as England got their Six Nations title defence underway with a 57-5 victory against Scotland at Edinburgh's DAM Health Stadium on Saturday.

The result was the Red Roses' 19th-straight win, breaking the record for most consecutive Test match wins, which was set by England's men in 2017.

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Packer opened the scoring for the visitors after nine minutes, with England's dominance in full display as they put a further five tries past Scotland in the first-half.

Scotland struck back through Chloe Rollie, and continued to challenge the Red Roses but it was not enough to hold off the world No. 1 side.

Three more tries after the break sealed the victory for England as they chase their fourth consecutive Six Nations title.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Wales claimed their first Six Nations victory in over two years as they came from behind to beat Ireland 27-19 at the RDS Arena.

Ireland led until eight minutes to go thanks to tries from Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, Linda Djougang and Stacy Flood.

However, scores from hooker Cary Phillips and winger Jasmine Joyce kept Wales in touch with the hosts, before replacement prop Donna Rose went over twice in eight minutes to put the visitors ahead.

A fifth try with two minutes remaining on the clock from centre Hannah Jones secured the victory for Wales, who are looking to improve on their bottom-of-the-table finish in 2021.

On Sunday, France opened their campaign with a 39-6 bonus-point win against Italy in Grenoble.

France, who are expected to battle England for this year's title, scored twice before the break through Madoussou Fall and Emeline Gros.

Two first-half penalties from Italy centre Michela Sillari added points on the board for the visitors.

Italy continued to challenge after the break but a late flurry of tries from Lea Murie, Emilie Boulard and Chloe Jaquet sealed the win for Les Bleus.