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Jess just keeps on scoring for England

Chichester flyer Jess Breach will be looking for personal and team glory as she continues to star in England’s hunt for a Six Nations Grand Slam.


The 21-year-old has been in sparkling form for the Red Roses, racking up an amazing tally of 16 tries in just six international appearances.


That form has continued in the Women’s Six Nations where Breach has scored five in the tournament so far – including braces against last year’s winners, France, and Wales, last time out.


The former Chichester RFC youngster will want to continue that form in round four when the Red Roses take on surprise package Italy (tomorrow, 12.05pm).


With over 8,700 tickets currently sold for the clash in Exeter, the match will be a record breaker, being the highest attendance for a Red Roses’ home fixture outside the World Cup.


For Breach it will be another chance to impress in the 14 shirt which she has made her own since returning from the England Sevens programme.


After six tries on her debut against Canada in November, 2017, the Harlequins Ladies wing has scored in every England game she has featured in.


The brace against Wales showed off a range of the skills, much to the delight of England head coach Simon Middleton.


First there was a cool finish out wide to round off a free-flowing attack from England. Then, following some wonderful offloading by the backline, Breach added her second when she handed off and broke through.


Speaking after the Wales win, England coach Middleton: “We’re really pleased with the result – to score 50 points in any game is impressive but to score 50 today is testament to some skilful play and down to staying in the game and overcoming some frustration to finish strong.


“Wales were incredibly strong and when they had the ball it was so difficult to get it back off of them so we really had to work for it.”

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