England began their World Cup marketing campaign with an 84-19 rout of event debutants Fiji.
The Purple Roses assured themselves of a bonus level within the first half however they led solely 24-14 on the recreation’s halfway level.
Nonetheless, they scored 10 tries after the break to verify of a dominant begin to the competitors in New Zealand.
Claudia MacDonald scored 4 tries and Amy Cokayne and Lydia Thompson two apiece, with Abbie Ward, Helena Rowland, Zoe Aldcroft, Abby Dow, Leanne Infante and Connie Powell additionally crossing within the Pool C opener.
Emily Scarratt kicked 5 of her conversion makes an attempt, with Zoe Harrison booting two herself.
The 84 factors bettered England’s earlier better of 82 within the competitors, set towards Kazakhstan in 2010.
England began brightly and after hooker Cokayne had crossed within the eighth minute, lock Ward (18) and winger MacDonald (27) had them within the clear earlier than Fiji responded with a attempt of their very own from Alowesi Nakoci (31).
Rowland crossed for England two minutes earlier than half-time however Sesenieli Donu’s particular person effort meant Fiji trailed by simply 10 factors on the interval.
Nonetheless, Simon Middleton’s workforce dominated the second half at Eden Park.
Cokayne went over for a second time lower than two minutes after the resumption, winger Thompson crossed twice (50 and 53) and MacDonald claimed three extra tries (56, 70 and 76).
There have been additionally scores for Aldcroft (45), winger Dow (59), reserve hooker Powell (74) and scrum-half Leanne Infante (65).
It represented a profitable return for Dow, who broke her leg in April’s Girls’s Six Nations marketing campaign however made a speedy return to health and was named as a substitute for the event opener.
Nonetheless, Fiji claimed the final attempt of the competition late on via Lavena Cavuru.
England’s second recreation of the competitors takes place subsequent Saturday towards France at Whangarei.
The French opened their event with a 40-5 defeat of South Africa.
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