International Women's Rugby Series: England Women 53-10 Australia

Sarah McKenna on the attack against Australia
Sarah McKenna scored two of her tries in the second half
Women's Rugby Series
England (26) 53
Tries: Noel-Smith, A Scott, McKenna 3, Wilson 2, Fleetwood, Millar-Mills Cons: E Scott 4
Australia (10) 10
Try: Hewson Con: Hake Pen: Hewson

England began their International Women's Rugby Series campaign with a resounding 53-10 victory over Australia at Porirua Park, New Zealand.

Wing Sarah McKenna scored a hat-trick of tries and Kay Wilson crossed twice, with four conversions from Emily Scott.

Izzy Noel-Smith, Abbie Scott, Vicky Fleetwood and Harriet Millar-Mills also scored as England hit back from conceding a try in the third minute.

England's next match in the four-team event is against Canada on Tuesday.

"We've got to be pleased with putting on 50 points against a very competitive and physical international side," said England head coach Simon Middleton.

"It was our first run out after a very long journey and a tough few days acclimatising."

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