WORCESTER Valkyries were hammered 89-0 by local rivals Bristol at Cleve in the Tyrrells Premier 15s.

With Bristol having a number of internationals available, they ran in 15 tries in their bid to push towards the top of the table.

The hosts got onto the front foot within the first few minutes with a try for Kate Newton in the corner before a strong scrum allowed Lillian Stoeger-Goddard to cross.

With Bristol putting Valkyries under pressure throughout the opening quarter, Izzy Noel-Smith barrelled through the defence and set up Clara Nielson to dive over.

Valkyries found it hard to get front-foot ball but Vicky Laflin and Nikita Frere broke the line with their speed.

Strong running by Zoe Bennion caused two or three players at a time to bring her down.

But Phoebe Murray got Bristol’s fourth try after spotting a gap to fly through.

Despite Valkyries breaking the line on a number of occasions, the hosts got another when Stoeger-Goddard finished off a neat move and Sydney Gregson added a sixth before half-time.

Hooker Nielson dived over again shortly after the break before Welsh fly-half Elinor Snowsill utilised the space out wide for Stoeger-Goddard to secure a hat-trick.

Nielson soon completed her treble as she finished off more slick handling.

After spending most of the game in their own half, there was some good attacking rugby by Valkyries with Meg Varley, Bennion and Lark Davies pushing their way into the Bristol 22 but a loose pass ended hopes of getting on the scoreboard.

Full-back Gregson broke the line for her second before completing her hat-trick after Hollie Cunningham got herself on the scoresheet.

A tired Valkyries were punished further when Varley was yellow-carded following a number of penalties in the 22 which paved the way for Carys Phillips to add a brace alongside one for Rhi Parker.

Bottom-of-the-table Worcester are still searching for their first league win of the season and next host Richmond in the competition on Saturday, January 20.