High tempo rugby was just too much for our girls to handle

Former England captain

Fine tournament: Sarah Bern hands off the Black Ferns

I am so gutted for England but New Zealand deserved to win that final on the back of an incredible second half. New Zealand had a fairly straight forward route to the final while England had that tough semi-final against France on Tuesday, but the only game that matters is the final and when the two best teams of the tournament met, New Zealand came out on top.
They say you need to control the pace of the game and England simply couldn’t do it in the second half. The B...

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