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Aug 15 2014

England Women’s Rugby Aiming for World Cup Glory

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England face Canada in the final this Sunday

After an impressive win over Ireland 40 – 7 on Wednesday the England Womens Rugby team have made it into their fourth world cup final in a row this Sunday!

England Captain Katy Mclean will lead her team out at the Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris this Sunday (Kick off 5.45pm). Katy is originally from South Shields and won herself an MBE from the Queen recently for her efforts towards the sport.

“We’re going to expect a big physical match,” said Mclean.

“The fact they put the hosts France out in their semi-final? All credit to them. That was a great game and a great result.

“We know they are going to come hard. We know if you give the Canadian runners space they’re going to do damage but that will be something we focus on. We’ll make sure we cut them down and not allow them any space and not allow them to play.”

Previous World Cups

1991 United states 19 – 6 England

1994 England 38 – 23 United states

1998 New Zealand 44 – 12 United states

2002 New Zealand 19 – 9 England

2006 New Zealand 25 – 17 England

2010 New Zealand 13 – 10 England

2014           Canada 9 – 21 England

This is England’s sixth time in the final, winning only once so far 1994, and now their fourth final in a row. Can Katy and the girls do it this Sunday? And guess what they did!!!

Watch the final on Sky Sports 4 (5.45pm) Sunday 17th August

Congratulations to the girls!! Come on England!!

Quotes and image from www.bbc.co.uk