Cumbrian Cath O'Donnell came off the bench to help England close out a record-breaking win in their Six Nations opener against Scotland.

The Maryport star was a 59th-minute replacement as England put the Scots to the sword in a 58-7 thrashing.

O'Donnell, 26, came on for legendary captain Sarah Hunter, who enjoyed a memorable final game before her retirement.

England dominated at Newcastle's Kingston Park, where their victory made it 20 TikTok Women's Six Nations wins in a row - beating their 19-game runs from 2005-9 and 2009-13.

A quickfire second-half hat-trick from co-captain Marlie Packer capped off a disappointing afternoon for the Scots.

Hunter, who hails from North Shields, led the side out and they took the lead nine minutes in after pressure on the Scottish goal-line allowed Claudia MacDonald to burst through the gap to touch down.

Scotland had a chance to pull one back with a fantastic attack on England's goal-line and Emma Orr came incredibly close to scoring, but she grounded the ball slightly short with the hosts able to recover and clear.

England stretched Scotland with some quick passing allowing hooker Amy Cokayne to finish off another great team move in the 18th minute and MacDonald soon got her second with an incredible sprint from the halfway line, weaving past the Scottish defence to finish in the left corner.

News and Star: It was England legend Sarah Hunter's last gameIt was England legend Sarah Hunter's last game (Image: PA)

Tatyana Heard scored her first Red Roses try after powering past two Scotland defenders to cross in the 27th minute and a driving maul from the line-out allowed Cokayne to grab her second just before the break.

England picked up where they left off straight after the break when Poppy Cleall crashed over the line and Abby Dow did well to hand the ball off to Sadia Kabeya, who scored their seventh try of the afternoon.

Packer then got in on the act as the Red Roses used the driving maul flawlessly three times for the co-captain to score her hat-trick, with all three tries happening within just 10 minutes of each other.

Scotland then found some consolation in the final stages, with Chloe Rollie putting points on the board for the visitors with a late try - but it proved a fitting game for Hunter to end her 141-cap career.

England are next in action against Italy next Sunday at Franklin's Gardens, Northampton.

Main reporting: Rebecca Johnson, Press Association