Keswick's Abbie Scott was among England’s try-scorers as they scored nine tries to all but reclaim the women’s Six Nations title with a crushing 55-0 win over Italy.

Italy frustrated England before Jess Breach, Lark Davies and Marlie Packer all scored first-half tries.

And in front of 10,545 fans at Sandy Park - a record for a non-World Cup England home game - the Red Roses shone after the break as Sarah Bern, Packer, Vickii Cornborough, Breach, former Keswick School and Sedbergh School student Scott and Vicky Fleetwood all crossed.

Unbeaten England will win the Grand Slam if they beat bottom side Scotland at Twickenham this Saturday evening.

“Running out to that crowd was incredible, every player had a massive smile on their face,” captain Sarah Hunter told BBC Sport.

“To play at your home ground when you get 10,000 supporters here just for us - there’s no other game they’re here for - the feeling you get from them is great.

"We want to be trailblazers for future generations and as you go around after the game, seeing a whole range and demographic of people, it’s brilliant. It shows you what great shape our game is in.”

Head coach Simon Middleton added: “We’re very much still in a development stage in many areas of our game and that showed a bit on Saturday.”

Cath O’Donnell, from Maryport, also started for England along with Scott.