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RAF Star Helps England Win Women's Six Nations Grand Slam

The forward scored the seventh try of the game as England smashed Scotland to secure the Grand Slam.

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RAF star Amy Cokayne has helped England emphatically seal a ninth Six Nations Grand Slam. (Picture: RFU Collection via Getty Images.)

The Red Roses thrashed Scotland 80-0 at Twickenham, with Cokayne scoring the game's seventh try in the 40th minute.

England added to that in the second half running in a further five tries in a commanding performance.  

Forward Cokayne was one of five changes to the starting 15 after she missed the last match against Italy through injury.

England started the tournament in fine form, beating Ireland 51-7 and going on to beat last year's winner France, 41-26. 

Cokayne recently took a break from rugby to focus on her training as part of the Royal Air Force Police.

Speaking to Forces News after an England training session ahead of the tournament, Cokayne said: "You’ve got to look at the Six Nations as a whole and every team has grown.

"You can’t take any team for granted...you get shocks and surprises every year."

Before the match, the 22-year-old tweeted her thanks to the RAF for allowing her to take time off to "pursue the rugby dream".

The victory meant it was England's 14th Grand Slam, including the five times they achieved the feat in the tournament's previous form as the Home Nations Championship.