England Women beat Barbarians with 40-14 margin

Simon Middleton's England Women side had another impressive win
Simon Middleton's England Women side had another impressive win

England Women 40 - 14 Barbarians Women, Twickenham Stadium

England Women came up with a clinical performance as they eased past Barbarians Women 40-14 in their first ever encounter between these two sides in the history of the game at Twickenham Stadium.

The host looked dominated from the outset when Lark Davies powered past the Barbarians for the opening try in the fourth minute before Hannah Botterman doubled their tally with the second try that came in the 18th minute.

England thought they got their third but Leanne Riley spilled the ball before the try line but it was a matter of time when blindside flanker Poppy Cleall dotted down after an offload from Zoe Aldcroft.

Just as the half-time was approaching, England got their fourth with Davies going over the line for the second time as they had a comfortable 28-0 lead at the end of the first half.

England had a setback when Kelly Smith's try was ruled out at the start of the second half after a TMO adjudged Amber Reed for a forward pass before a combination of Sene Naoupu and Emily Wood saw the latter scoring the opening try for the Baa-Baas.

The visitors used the momentum and managed to get their second try through Fiao'o Fa'amausili but England responded back swiftly with Davies completing her hatrick followed by a Smith try to complete a 40-14 victory. Earlier England Women also went on to clinch the Grand Slam title during the Six Nations tournament this year.