BRYONY Cleall from Alderholt had a dream debut for England as she scored the Red Roses final try in their Six Nations opening 51-7 win against Ireland at Dublin last Friday.

She joined twin sister Poppy Cleall in the team collecting her 25th England cap and came on after 55 minutes.

The forwards both play their club rugby for Saracens and in the past played for Salisbury as well as Ellingham and Ringwood.

Last Friday, England took just five minutes to open the scoring at Donnybrook as with their first meaningful attack, the ball was spun to wing Jess Breach and she handed off two players to sprint in down the right flank and score.

Katy Daley-Mclean slotted a penalty to extend the lead and then pulled off a superbly weighted grubber kick that allowed Sarah McKenna to race through and dot down, as the Red Roses held a 13-0 lead at half-time.

After the interval, Sarah Bern’s powerful burst from Poppy Cleall’s offload saw her score, before Lark Davies scored from a driving maul off the back of a lineout as England secured the bonus-point.

Daley-Mclean sniped over another score before Ireland got their only points of the game when a powerful scrum resulted in a penalty try.

England hit back as Zoe Harrison finished off some excellent offloading with a clever dummy, Emily Scott rounded off a flowing move out on the left wing before debutant Bryony Cleall got England’s eighth and final score of the night as she powered over from close range.

Head coach Simon Middleton said: “There is a lot to work on especially with our execution, but both defensively and offensively we delivered some of the things we’ve been working in training on so I’m really pleased with that.

The Red Roses next game is against France Women at Castle Park, Doncaster on Sunday 10 February (12.45pm).

Champions France opened their campaign with a very good performance as they beat Wales 52-3.

After this the rest of England’s Six Nation campaign will see them face Wales on Sunday February 24 at Cardiff Arms Park.

The last two England games are at home.

The first at Sandy Park, Exeter when Italy visit on Saturday March 9.

The final game is then at Twickenham, when England face Scotland at Saturday March 16, after the men’s game.