Match Report: England Women 39-6 Canada Women

  • The Red Roses ended their Autumn fixtures with a dominant win against Canada
  • Tries from Alex Matthews, Amy Cokayne and Danielle Waterman gave the Red Roses a 15-6 lead at the break
  • Further scores from Kay Wilson, Emily Scarratt, Lydia Thompson and Claire Allan sealed the win
England scored seven tries to convincingly beat Canada in a repeat of the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham on Saturday

The Red Roses led 15-6 at the break thanks to three first half tries. Flanker Alex Matthews finished superbly in the corner early on before Amy Cokayne dotted down off the back of a rolling maul to double the hosts advantage just before the half hour.


Canada’s Andrea Burk narrowed the deficit with a well-struck penalty but Danielle Waterman crossed after a phenominal solo effort after 38 minutes.

Burk though pegged Canada back into the contest just before the break with another penalty, 15-6.

However, England secured the dominant display with Kay Wilson, Emily Scarratt, Lydia Thompson and Claire Allan touching down. Scarratt completed the scoring with two conversions.

LINE UPS

England: 15.Danielle Waterman; 14.Lydia Thompson, 13.Emily Scarratt, 12.Rachael Burford, 11.Kay Wilson; 10.Emily Scott, 9.La Toya Mason; 1.Rochelle Clark, 2.Amy Cokayne, 3.Laura Keates, 4.Tamara Taylor, 5.Harriet Millar-Mills, 6.Alex Matthews, 7.Izzy Noel-Smith, 8.Sarah Hunter (capt).
Replacements: 16.Emma Croker, 17.Vickii Cornborough, 18.Sarah Bern, 19.Poppy Cleall, 20.Marlie Packer, 21.Natasha Hunt, 22.Megan Jones, 23.Claire Allan.
Canada: 15.Julianne Zussman, 14.Brittany Walters, 13.Alex Tessier, 12. Andrea Burk, 11.Megali Harvey, 10.Emily Belchos, 9.Chelsea Guthrie; 1.Corolyn McEwen, 2.Laura Russell, 3.DaLeaka Menin, 4.Tyson Beukeboom, 5. Latoya Blackwood, 6.Kelly Russell, 7.Karen Paquin, 8.Jacey Grusnick
Replacements: 16. Gillian Boag, 17. Demi Stamatakis, 18. Olivia DeMerchant, 19. Kayla Mack, 20. Barbara Mervin, 21. Elissa Alarie, 22. Mackenzie Higgs, 23. Frederique Rajotte

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