EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Ellie Kildunne starred again for England Women, scoring her eighth try in seven appearances as the Red Roses ran out comfortable 43-8 winners against Scotland in the 2018 Six Nations.

The Keighley-born full-back has impressed since her debut against Canada last November, with her pace and skill continually combining to devastating effect.

However, for England's head coach Simon Middleton, it has come as little surprise that Kildunne has made such a blistering start to her international career.

He said: “She was playing against my daughter in an under-15 game and I’d never seen anything like it.

“Her team went 30 points down and she kept them in it, almost on her own, running in tries and kicking goals from the touchline. You don’t see that from many 15-year-olds.”

Kildunne secured a move to Gloucester-Hartpury at the start of this season. She is continuing her studies in the southwest and has adapted well to to the move.

She said: “It wasn’t easy, moving such a long way from my parents. It’s meant I’ve had to be a lot more responsible, but I think I’ve benefited from that.”

Kildunne's score against Scotland was her fourth try in three games in this year's Six Nations. She will be hoping to continue her scintillating form in two weeks time as England take on France on March 10.

The game kicks off at 8pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix.