Women on Top

After knocking over Australia at the weekend, England women found it much tougher against Canada in the early hours of this morning in Christchurch. They won a hard fought match 27-20 to make it 2 from 2 on this tour.

Lydia Thompson scored two tries for the Red Roses while Abbie Scott and Kay Wilson also went over, with seven points coming from the boot of Emily Scarratt.


Wing Magali Harvey kicked 10 points for Canada while Carolyn McEwen and Karen Paquin crossed the whitewash but they could not find a score in the closing stages.

They now move on to Rotorua on Saturday to play New Zealand in a curtain raiser for the Maori ABs game against the Lions

It’s on Sky Sports 2 live from 5am – so I suggest you either use the red button or lay off getting trollied on Friday night!

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