England …47 USA …26
A BLISTERINGstart helped England beat the USA and secure their place in the semi-finals of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin.
England had made a perfect start to their campaign with ten-try thumpings of Spain and Italy putting them in control but they still had to beat the Americans who had also recorded two bonuspoint wins in their opening encounters against Latin opposition.
With a host of Sevens players in the USA team, England knew the game was going to be won up front and they put them to the sword at the set-piece.
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