Rosie Garrigan and Connie Powell score hat-tricks as England’s women’s rugby beat South Africa 75-0 to secure top spot in the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool.
Lioness manager and Salina Wiegman Watching from the stands in Waitakere, Garrigan and hooker Powell scored a 13-try win on the second row to secure Australia’s place in the last eight.
Garrigan would have been out on the fourth try had he failed to properly ground the ball as it crossed the line in the closing stages, but back row Sadia Kabeya and poppy realistic Two touchdowns each.
However, replacement prop Sarah Berne was yellow-carded for a high tackle at the last minute, potentially attracting the interest of the Sighting Officers.
England overcome a late withdrawal of prop Vicky Cornborough and center Emily Scarat He was taken off the bench due to a minor injury in which he crossed five times in the first half alone.
Driving mauls dominated as they typically raced to a 29-0 interval lead, but then took advantage of their opponents’ tired legs and released them in a fast-paced off-road game.
Flanker Marley Packer celebrated his first trip as captain by presiding over the Red Roses’ 28th consecutive Test win and scoring a try in the second half.
An 84-19 win over Fiji and a 13-7 win over France were England’s strongest wins in the group phase. England entered his phase by knockout as Pool C winners, ending South Africa’s maiden World Cup.
Concerns remain about England’s reliance on forwards and driving mauls for their unchallenged progress to the last eight and whether they have a ‘plan b’ against top opposition. I’m here.
A loss to South Africa secures Wales a place in the next round, where they will face New Zealand for the second time in the competition.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/england-south-africa-sarina-wiegman-australia-wales-b2208645.html England beat South Africa to advance to Australia quarter-finals in Women’s Rugby World Cup