Keswick rugby star Abbie Scott has warned she thinks there are “extra levels” England can go to, despite having began their women’s Six Nations campaign with back-to-back wins.

Former Keswick School and Sedbergh School student Scott missed the Red Roses’ opening 51-7 victory in Ireland, but she returned for their 41-26 win over France on Sunday.

She said: “It was fantastic to get the win.

"You want to win big games, especially against France because we don’t often beat them.”

Lock Cath O’Donnell, from Maryport, was also part of England’s side which played at Castle Park in Doncaster, scoring one of England’s seven tries as wing Jess Breach and forward Poppy Cleall both crossed twice.

Scott, another lock, who plays her club rugby for Harlequins Ladies, added: “It’s a great team to be involved in.

"It wasn’t the way we wanted to finish the game, but I think that’s what is exciting about this group. We have got extra levels we can go [to], so we are really happy with the win.”

Next up for England is a trip to Wales on February 24 for a clash which will take place at the Cardiff Arms Park. That will be followed by a home game against Italy (March 9 at Sandy Park in Exeter) and Scotland (March 16 at Twickenham Stadium).