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Saxons ease to title

England Saxons comfortably won the final Churchill Cup competition as they brushed aside Canada 37-6 at Sixways.

After posting 128 points in their opening two games against the United States and Tonga, England's second string were expected to enjoy another try spree. And the Saxons never seriously found themselves threatened by a spirited - if limited - Canadian outfit.

Flanker James Gaskell and wing Miles Benjamin set England on their way with early tries as they claimed a sixth Churchill Cup triumph during its nine-season existence.

The Saxons, 15-6 ahead at half-time, pulled away after the break through Benjamin's second try and scores from his fellow wing Charlie Sharples and substitute lock Jamie Gibson, while Rory Clegg kicked 12 points.

Canada though, offered little as an attacking threat, and a drop-goal and penalty from fly-half Ander Munro predictably proved their only scoring contributions in the early evening sunshine.


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