Two out of two for England in autumn internationals as Canada are the latest to fall
PUBLISHED: 13:00 19 November 2018
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England women bagged five tries as they clinched victory in the second of their three autumn internationals with a 27-19 success over Canada in Doncaster.
Hooker Lark Davies scored two of them, with Kelly Smith, Abbie Scott and Saracens’ Poppy Cleall also crossing the whitewash.
England, who handed starts to former Welwyn pair Hannah Botterman and Zoe Harrison, did the damage in the opening 30 minutes as they raced to a 15-0 lead.
And although Canada got back to within three points, the Red Roses stretched their lead again to seal the victory.
Head coach Simon Middleton said: “It was a real test for us. We gave a lot of ball away but among it all there were some really good performances and I thought the forwards were outstanding.
“We are a work in progress, the experience we had in the pack versus the inexperience we had in the backs showed today but the younger players will learn a lot from this.”
England finish their autumn series with a game at Twickenham against Ireland on Saturday following the conclusion of the men’s game against Australia.
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