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England win the Women's Rugby World Cup with victory over Canada

England win the Women's Rugby World Cup with victory over Canada
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England won the Women’s Rugby World Cup 21-9 after an entertaning final clash with Canada in Paris. A packed house witnessed the England side claim their first tournament win since 1994, after having been runners up in the last three finals.

Canada upset hosts France in the semi final, in part due to an incredible try by winger Magali Harvey, who went on to be named IRB Women’s Player of the Year after the final.

France beat Ireland to claim third place, but it was England who celebrated after many years of heartache at the hands of New Zealand, who suffered a shock exit earlier in the tournament.

England captain Katy McLean said: “This group of girls and this group of staff deserve everything that we have got because we have worked so hard for this.

“So many great legends that have gone before us haven’t won (a RWC) in an England shirt and that was them, and for all of the England Rugby family.”

Post match IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset commented on the success of the tournament.

“What an amazing way to finish an amazing Women’s Rugby World Cup. The TV and media coverage, the atmosphere at the matches and the way that this tournament has captured the public’s imagination has been remarkable.

“I send my congratulations to England who played so well, but also to Canada who won so many fans here during this World Cup,” he added.

Congratulations to all involved in what was a fantastic tournament, and another step forward for Women’s rugby around the globe. Match highlights from the final are below.

12 Comments

  • 11:49 PM 21/08/2014

    Sorry that was for welsh osprey

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  • 11:49 PM 21/08/2014

    What's your order? Extra fat and useless?

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  • 10stonenumber10
    1:01 AM 20/08/2014

    That Canadian anthem... To quote the commentator from the film "Goon" "Well... that was borderline treasonous"

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  • rugbydump
    4:47 PM 19/08/2014

    True, apologies for that

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  • rugbydump
    4:46 PM 19/08/2014

    Agreed, with most of what you said

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  • armchairref
    2:46 PM 19/08/2014

    probably a marketing cretin

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  • stroudos
    1:38 PM 19/08/2014

    God knows what kind of cretin use the first 20% of a 5-minute clip to show dreadful singing and someone lining up a kick and still have time to include five seconds of the kicker trotting back to her half. All with no context whatsoever to understand the actual RUGBY that was being played that led to the penalty being awarded. What I can't understand is how the people that own the rights to these things fail so miserably to understand the game of rugby and what actually should be defined as a "highlight".

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  • stroudos
    1:37 PM 19/08/2014

    Note to RugbyDump - you need to introduce a "dislike" function for comments like WelshOsprey's. Sorry if I sound dull but I find this type of comment bloody boring. Not offensive, just dull. From a funny bloke as well.

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  • drg
    9:44 AM 19/08/2014

    Womens rugby is all the more amazing when you consider this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/28835311

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  • upthelowend
    6:19 PM 18/08/2014

    Especially that Maggie Alphonsie, man that girl can hit!!

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  • drg
    5:41 PM 18/08/2014

    ...They may very well be, but no doubt each and everyone of them could leave you flat on your arse wondering what hit you...

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  • welshosprey
    5:35 PM 18/08/2014

    Some of the finest sandwich makers on the planet right there.

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