Davies and Breach help Red Roses crush rivals in front of a record crowd in TikTok Women’s Six Nations
ENGLAND boss Simon Middleton believes a radical shake-up at half-time propelled his reckless Red Roses to an impressive 58-5 TikTok Women’s Six Nation win over Wales.
A record crowd of 14,689 flocked to Kingsholm to see doubles from Lark Davies and Jess Breach, capping a rampant show and keeping the hosts’ dream of another Grand Slam alive.
Ioan Cunningham’s side frustrated England in the first half but attempts from Davies, Breach, Abbie Ward, Sarah Bern, Alex Matthews, Shaunagh Brown, Emily Scarratt and captain Sarah Hunter helped them win.
And Middleton, 56, said: “I was very happy with the girls in the second half.
“It was exactly how we imagined it. It was tough, physical and hugely competitive.
“We still had some good moments in the first half but in the second half we just went through one or two things that we thought we had to do to get back on track – and we’re doing them really well put into practice.
“Some of the tries we scored were fantastic – it was great to knock the spectators out of their seats, which was hugely important today.”
The hosts went into the break 19-0 thanks to attempts from Imperium Davies, returnee Breach and player of the game Ward.
But the Red Roses were frustrated in a first period littered with set pieces as both sides conceded multiple penalties and breaks.
Middleton, whose side are next up against Ireland in two weeks, added: “Wales have been great.
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“We weren’t accurate enough in the first half. We were off the pace a bit, but we were off the pace because Wales pushed us off the pace.
“They were really competitive, they blended in with us. They stayed the course, they didn’t fade away.
“I think we were a little bit mixed up and there are some good takeaways for us.”
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