Amy Cokayne in England kit
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RAF’s Amy Cokayne Scores Opening Try As England Beat France

Amy Cokayne marked her 52nd cap for England with a try in Grenoble on Saturday.

Amy Cokayne in England kit

The RAF’s Amy Cokayne scored England’s opening try in a 33-10 win against France in the Women's Six Nations.

The Air Force and Harlequins hooker scored within five minutes in Grenoble on Saturday.

It was 10-10 at half-time but a dominant second-half performance from the Red Roses was enough to secure the victory and move England above world champions New Zealand to become the top-ranked women’s international side.

Jess Breach and Alex Matthews also scored, while Emily Scarratt kicked 18 points.

It comes after England won a second successive Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this month. 

From a military background, Cokayne's grandfather, father and brother all served in the Army.

Her father later left the Army to also serve in the RAF with his daughter following suit. 

Cokayne graduated from RAF Cranwell as a pilot officer in December 2018, following almost six months off from rugby.

The Red Roses will meet France again at Twickenham on Saturday.

Cover image: Library photo of Amy Cokayne playing for England in 2017 (Picture: PA).