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England women crush U.S. 89-0 to extend win streak to 18 games

Nov 21 (Reuters) – The England women’s rugby group accomplished an autumn clear sweep with an emphatic 89-0 thrashing of the United States on Sunday to extend their profitable streak to 18 matches.

The world’s top-ranked aspect, who crushed Canada 51-12 final weekend, fired a warning forward of subsequent 12 months’s World Cup as Simon Middleton’s group scored 15 tries in opposition to the Americans.

Twelve completely different gamers crossed the tryline with Lydia Thompson, Lark Davies and Sarah Bern doing so twice as England completed their autumn marketing campaign with 239 factors from 4 assessments having additionally crushed New Zealand twice.

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“We rarely play four games in a row so to be able to go out there and perform like that and to keep the tempo that we wanted, is just incredible. The score is just a bonus,” England’s Abby Dow informed BBC Sport.

“It’s been a long process but all the training we’ve been doing is clearly paying off. The depth in our squad has definitely been highlighted. We’ve been able to see people have their 100th cap and people make their debuts too.”

The women’s rugby World Cup was postponed by a 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can be held in New Zealand from Oct. 8 to Nov. 12, 2022.

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Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ed Osmond

Rugby Union - Women's International - England v United States - Sixways Stadium, Worcester, Britain - November 21, 2021 England's Sarah Bern scores their fifteenth try Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

Rugby Union - Women's International - England v United States - Sixways Stadium, Worcester, Britain - November 21, 2021 England's Lydia Thompson scores their twelfth try Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

Rugby Union - Women's International - England v United States - Sixways Stadium, Worcester, Britain - November 21, 2021 England's Lydia Thompson runs through to score their twelfth try Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

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