England hammer USA in Women’s Rugby World Cup warm-up

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LONDON — Tournament favorites England continued their build-up to next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand with a 52-14 rout of the US in Exeter on Saturday.اضافة اعلان

England ran in eight tries as they posted a record 24th successive international win, including two long-distance efforts from Jess Breach.

Scrum-half Natasha Hunt opened the scoring after five minutes and two minutes later Breach intercepted before running in a try from 60m.

Amy Cokayne powered over from a line-out then Claudia MacDonald went in on the wing to mark her first appearance in almost a year following a neck injury with a try.

Breach then scored again from long range, racing in from inside her own half after a pass from Emily Scarratt to make it 33–0 at half-time.

MacDonald went over for England’s first score of the second half and Cokayne also grabbed her second try before Hope Rogers finally put some points on the board for the US.

England’s Shaunagh Brown and Helena Rowland were both sin-binned and the USA were awarded a penalty try for a deliberate knock-on by the latter, but even though the hosts were down to 13 players they still managed an eighth try through Ellie Kildunne.

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