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Reed and Mattinson feature as Red Roses thrash Canada at Allianz Park

Amber Reed kicked ten points and Caity Mattinson made her international debut as England Women thrashed Canada 79-5 at Allianz Park on Friday night.

Red Roses wing Jessica Breach crossed six times on her debut as England ran in 13 tries in North London.

Rachael Burford, Abigail Dow (2), Amy Cokayne, Marlie Packer, Rochelle Clark and Ellie Kildunne also touched down in a comprehensive win for Simon Middleton’s side.

“I’m thrilled really as we wanted to get some certain things out of the game and we got them tonight,” he said.

“Particularly our defence, I know it’s easy when you score nearly 80 points but that is a big work on as we weren’t good enough at the World Cup.

Caity Mattinson (left) with former Bristol Ladies star, Danielle Waterman (@caitymattinson).

“Some of our attacking play was great and we did what we said we wanted to do which was get the gas on the ball on the edges. When you’ve got an axis of Katy Daley-Mclean, Rachel Burford and Amber Reed in the middle, you’re not going to be short of ball on the edge.

“I’m really pleased for them as right across the board all the girls played well tonight and everybody who came on and on debut did a great job.

“I went and watched Jess when I first came in the job four years ago and it's one of those things you can’t help but notice her because of her pace. She’s been on the radar for a while and it’s been a great job Jo Yapp and the team have done with her.”

England: Danielle Waterman, Abigail Dow, Rachael Burford, Amber Reed, Jessica Breach, Katy Daley-Mclean, Leanne Riley; Vickii Cornborough, Amy Cokayne, Heather Kerr, Abbie Scott, Rowena Burnfield, Sarah Hunter (c), Marlie Packer, Poppy Cleall.

Replacements: Lark Davies, Rochelle Clark, Hannah Botterman, Tamara Taylor, Shaunagh Brown, Caity Mattinson, Zoe Harrison, Ellie Kildunne.

Canada: Anais Holly, Paige Farries, Emmanuela Jada, Emily Belchos, Nadia Popov, Jess Neilson, Brianna Miller; Brittany Kassil, Laura Russell (c), Olivia De Merchant, Tyson Beukeboom, Ngalula Fuamba, Emily Nicholl, Sara Svoboda, Cindy Nelles.

Replacements: Emily Barber, Alexandria Ellis, Veronica Harrigan, McKinley Hunt, Janna Slevinsky, Courtney Holtkamp, Justine Pelletier, Sam Alli.

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Friday 17 November - England Women 79-5 Canada @ Allianz Park 

Tuesday 21 November - England Women v Canada @ Twickenham Stoop (KO 19:45, live Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Mix)

Saturday 25 November - England Women v Canada @ Twickenham Stadium (KO 17:40, live Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Mix)

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