England replacement makes the greatest impact ever in rugby
By Rugby Onslaught

England replacement makes the greatest impact ever in rugby

As far as substitute appearances go, they do not come much better than England hooker Connie Powell’s against Scotland on Saturday in the Women’s Six Nations.

Gloucester’s substitute hooker had only been on the field for nine seconds before she was diving over the line to score her second try in her second cap.

Technically she had been on longer, but her first action was throwing the ball into the lineout, which meant she was not actually on the field of play. It was at 62:05 that she actually stepped onto the pitch after throwing in, and it was 62:14 that she was scoring after joining a powerful England maul.

Take a look at the try:

Red Roses
15. Ellie Kildunne
14. Heather Cowell
13. Emily Scarratt
12. Holly Aitchison
11. Abby Dow
10. Helena Rowland
9. Leanne Infante
1. Maud Muir
2. Lark Davies
3. Sarah Bern
4. Rosie Galligan
5. Abbie Ward
6. Poppy Cleall
7. Marlie Packer
8. Sarah Hunter (C)
16. Connie Powell
17. Vickii Cornborough
18. Bryony Cleall
19. Sarah Beckett
20. Alex Matthews
21. Lucy Packer
22. Amber Reed
23. Emma Sing

15. Chloe Rollie
14. Rhona Lloyd
13. Hannah Smith
12. Lisa Thomson
11. Megan Gaffney
10. Helen Nelson
9. Jenny Maxwell
1. Leah Bartlett
2. Lana Skeldon
3. Christine Belisle
4. Emma Wassell
5. Louise McMillan
6. Rachel Malcolm (C)
7. Rachel McLachlan
8. Jade Konkel
16. Molly Wright
17. Lisa Cockburn
18. Katie Dougan
19. Lyndsay O’Donnell
20. Eva Donaldson
21. Sarah Law
22. Meryl Smith
23. Shona Campbell