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England crush Spain in World Cup opener as they begin title defence

England crush Spain in World Cup opener as they begin title defence”

The Pool rounds of the competition being played in Dublin, Ireland kicked off on August 9 in Dublin, Ireland, with the first round of matches Pool A: New Zealand and Wales, Canada vs Hong Kong, Pool B: England vs Spain, USA vs Italy, Pool C: Ireland vs Australia, and France vs Japan.

England team to face Spain: Danielle Waterman; Lydia Thompson, Megan Jones, Rachael Burford, Kay Wilson; Katy Mclean, Leanne Riley; Vickii Cornborough, Heather Kerr, Sarah Bern, Abbie Scott, Zoe Aldcroft, Harriet Millar-Mills, Izzy Noel-Smith, Sarah Hunter (capt).

England continued the charge - increasing their try tally to 10 - to secure a comfortable win, with Richmond's Alex Matthews also leading a solid defensive effort.

Sarah Hunter will captain the side from number eight as England start the defence of their world title in Dublin on Wednesday. There's plenty for us to improve for our next game.

In the later matches: U.S. overcame Italy 24-12 and last time runners-up Canada cruised to a 98-0 victory over newcomers Hong Kong. It's pleasing to get that run out and get that training on the pitch'.

Despite dominating, the Americans only led 12- 7 at the break but eventually found their feet when Kris Thomas powered over for her second try of the game shortly after the restart for a 24-12 win.

There was less positive news for Wales in their opener, as Selica Winiata touched down a hat trick to help New Zealand send an ominous message with a dominant 44-12 victory at Billings Park.



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