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England see off Canada to return to second in world rankings

Published 26/11/2016

Claire Allan scores a try for England Women
Claire Allan scores a try for England Women

England concluded their autumn series with a resounding 39-6 victory over Canada at Twickenham.

Simon Middleton's team ran in seven tries as they overwhelmed the opponents they defeated 21-9 in the 2014 World Cup final.

The result moves England back up to second in the global rankings behind New Zealand after they had slipped below Canada following last weekend's 20-25 defeat by the Black Ferns.

Middleton said: "That was a brilliant way to end the series. I am really pleased with the manner in which the team executed our game plan.

"It is always special to come out and play at Twickenham and the girls certainly delivered a great performance, both in attack and defence. There is still a lot for us to work on, but that has given us confidence today."

Alex Matthews, Amy Cokayne, Danielle Waterman, Kay Wilson, Emily Scarratt, Lydia Thompson and Claire Allan scored England's tries.

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