England made it two wins from two in the Women’s Six Nations as they dominated Wales from the start, prevailing 63-0 at Cardiff Arms Park.
It was 38-0 at the interval as the Red Roses came out of the blocks firing with tries from wing Amy Wilson Hardy, hooker Amy Cokayne, scrum-half Natasha Hunt, wing Lydia Thompson, fly-half Katy Mclean and number eight Sarah Hunter. Centre Emily Scarratt converted four of those.
The Welsh were well off the pace and the rout continued after the break with Thompson scoring on 42 minutes before full-back Danielle Waterman and Wilson Hardy went over before the hour mark. England were now up to a 58-0 advantage and looking for more crossings before the finish.
Only one came and it was Thompson claiming her hat-trick as the Red Roses wrapped up a comprehensive win to hit the top of the standings.
Tries: Wilson Hardy 2, Cokayne, Hunt, Thompson 3, Mclean, Hunter, Waterman 2
Cons: Scarratt 4
Wales: 15 Dyddgu Hywel, 14 Elen Evans, 13 Kerin Lake, 12 Robyn Wilkins, 11 Adi Taviner, 10 Elinor Snowsill, 9 Keira Bevan, 8 Sioned Harries, 7 Rachel Taylor, 6 Alisha Butchers, 5 Mel Clay, 4 Rebecca Rowe, 3 Amy Evans, 2 Carys Phillips (c), 1 Caryl Thomas
Replacements: 16 Lowri Harries, 17 Cerys Hale, 18 Gwenllian Pyrs, 19 Siwan Lillicrap, 20 Nia Elen Davies, 21 Sian Moore, 22 Gemma Rowland, 23 Jessica Kavanagh-Williams
England: 15 Danielle Waterman, 14 Lydia Thompson, 13 Emily Scarratt, 12 Amber Reed, 11 Amy Wilson Hardy, 10 Katy Mclean, 9 Natasha Hunt, 8 Sarah Hunter(c) 7 Marlie Packer, 6 Izzy Noel-Smith, 5 Tamara Taylor, 4 Harriet Millar-Mills, 3 Laura Keates, 2 Amy Cokayne, 1 Rochelle Clark
Replacements: 16 Vicky Fleetwood, 17 Justine Lucas, 18 Sarah Bern, 19 Zoe Aldcroft, 20 Poppy Cleall, 21 La Toya Mason, 22 Emily Scott, 23 Rachael Burford