Ireland 7 - 40 England: Dominant rivals crush dreams of Women's Rugby World Cup final for Ireland
England now face either France or Canada in final
Ireland have lost 7 - 40 to England during their Women's Rugby World Cup rugby semi-final clash in Paris.
The Ireland squad had a strong opening first half, ruling the line-out, and took the lead early on.
They were 7-0 up after 14 minutes thanks to a try from Alison Miller and a conversion from full-back Niamh Briggs.
But England worked their way back to a strong 7-18 lead at half-time.
When the sides returned to the pitch, England's dominance began.
Over the course of play, the team landed a series of tries including those from Clark, Merchant, Wilson and Packer.
Ireland failed to score a single point in the second half.
England will now progress to the World Cup final which will be played on Sunday in Paris.
Ireland claimed a shock victory over New Zealand earlier this month, ending the reigning champs' dreams of a fifth consecutive title.
They advanced to the semi-finals for the first time in their history with a convincing 40-5 victory over Kazakhstan in Marcoussis.
The 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup is the seventh staging of the tournament and the sixth to be held in Europe.
Ireland: Briggs (Munster); Baxter (Ulster), Cantwell (Richmond), Davitt (Ulster), Miller (Connacht); Stapleton (Leinster), Rosser (Leinster); Coghlan (Leinster, capt), Bourke (Munster), Egan (Leinster); Spence (Leinster), Reilly (Leinster); Fitzpatrick (Leinster), Molloy (Connacht), O'Brien (Munster).
Replacements: Lynch, Murphy (both Leinster), Hayes, Fleming, Guest (Munster), Muldoon (Bristol), Casey (Saracens)
England: Waterman (Bristol); Merchant (Worcester), Scarratt (Lichfield), Burford (Thurrock), Wilson (Bristol); Mclean (Darlington MP, capt), Mason (Wasps); Clark (Worcester), Fleetwood (Lichfield), Hemming (Bristol); Taylor (Darlington MP), McGilchrist (Wasps); Matthews (Richmond), Alphonsi (Saracens), Hunter (Lichfield).
Replacements: Croker, Essex, Allen (all Richmond), Keates, Large (Worcester), Packer (Wasps), Hunt (Lichfield).
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