SOBBING Sarah Hunter got a perfect send-off with a ten-try triumph.
England’s No 8 got a standing ovation from the 10,053 Kingston Park crowd as she was subbed after an hour of her 141st and final international.
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Marlie Packer scored a hat-trick in the ten-try rout[/caption]
Marlie Packer’s hat-trick headlined the Red Roses’ win in Hunter’s home city of Newcastle.
Hunter, 37, who confirmed her retirement earlier this week, said: “I’m overwhelmed.
“To put in the performance we did is so special, I couldn’t think of a better way to end my career. When I came off, I just wanted to bottle that moment. The crowd was insane.”
Claudia MacDonald and Amy Cokayne scored twice against the Scots, with Tatyana Heard, Poppy Cleall and Sadia Kabeya also crossing.
Hat-trick hero Packer added: “Sarah is an amazing rugby player and an amazing human.
“The legacy she has left behind is incredible — and we just want to continue that.”
Wales 31 Ireland 5
IOAN CUNNINGHAM tipped Sisilia Tuipulotu for the top after the teenager terrorised Ireland.
Gloucester-Hartpury prop Tuipulotu, 19, powered over for Wales’ fifth try after 45 minutes in the Six Nations.
Boss Cunningham said: “I genuinely believe Sisilia can be one of the best props in the world.
“I’m chuffed with how we stuck to our game plan. We are delighted with the crowd, that gave us such a boost, and our front row were outstanding.”
The 4,962 Arms Park crowd — a Wales record for a women’s international — saw Alex Callender, Keira Bevan, Sioned Harries and Hannah Jones seal a bonus point for the home side inside the first 32 minutes.
Nichola Fryday got a late try for Ireland, who won 45-0 in Wales two years ago.
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Wales eased past Ireland in Cardiff[/caption]