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England’s defence of their World Cup title continues to simmer in Dublin as try doubles Authentic Matt Calvert Womens Jersey from Emily Scarratt, Danielle Waterman and Lydia Thompson lit up a comfortable 56-13 victory over Italy. Having scored 10 tries against Spain, England repeated the treatment on Sunday, outclassing an Italian side who have given them problems in the past.It was not perfect – too many handling errors and an indifferent scrum will have frustrated the head coach, Simon Middleton – but it was a case of mission accomplished for England who are cruising towards the semi-finals. Next they face the USA, perhaps their hardest pool match, but another they will be expected to win, and Middleton has now blooded 27 of his 28-strong squad in Ireland.
Marlie Packer, who sat out the opening match against Spain, was perhaps the pick of the newcomers while Tamara Taylor brought work-rate in abundance in the second row. Waterman, who played the first half last week, was full of mazy running from full-back, while Scarratt brings an authority to the midfield that will prove invaluable in the knockout stages, even if she endured a mixed day from the tee. “It was a pretty good day at the office, there was loads out there that was really good but plenty that we can improve on,” said Scarratt, who was captain for the day, with Sarah Hunter on the bench. “We were a little bit inaccurate in that first half but foundthe a bit of added impetus later. We’re pretty happy with the scoreline in the end but we’re perfectionists and we’re always striving to be better.”
Against Spain Kay Wilson was the tormentor-in-chief, contributing four tries and duly earning herself the weekend off – Amy Wilson-Hardy coming in on the left wing and twice going close early on. Scarratt, restored to the starting lineup, struck first, however, going over in the right-hand corner after a cleverly delayed pass from Izzy Noel-Smith.Alex Matthews – running a perfect line up the middle – notched the second try, scooting in under the posts but the first cracks appeared when Veronica Schiavon slotted a penalty for Italy and Maria Magatti finished off a sharp move. England have used their driving maul sparingly but it was effective in setting up Thompson’s score before half-time and the hooker, Amy Cokayne, was on hand for try No4, her second of the tournament, after an eye-catching run from the flanker Packer.
Taylor strolled over shortly after the restart – Scarratt swiftly followed suit – but Italy had a second try when Elisa Giordano squeezed over from a Authentic Dale Hunter Womens Jersey powerful driving maul. That a weapon so valued by England was used against them so effectively will be among Middleton’s chief concerns. He also has decisions to make in the back row, where the blend has not been quite right.As the only professional side in the competition, however, superior fitness is another of England’s strengths and it was no surprise that a late flurry of tries ensued. Waterman helped herself to a quickfire double – the second after a delightful dummy enabled her to cruise in under the posts. Tries from Thompson and Wilson-Hardy completed the rout.
With Hong Kong thrashed by both New Zealand and Canada it is unlikely England will qualify for the last four as top seeds – their points difference, impressive as it will end up being, will not compete with the winners of that pool. Middleton, however, is happy with his side’s progress. “We have trained together for a long time and we are really comfortable about our combinations,” he said. “We have played two games with a lot of ball in play and it’s how we want to play.”“It is still amazing to come away with a medal at our home world championships,” he added. “I am really proud to be part of this team. There are some big men on this team who really stood up out there. We all came together to discuss everything, we sorted it all out and the result is a medal which is incredible.”
Meanwhile, the British Athletics chief executive, Niels de Vos, also sounded an upbeat note about the performance of the Great Britain team, who had previously come in for criticism for their lack of medals in individual events.“We are extraordinarily happy,” De Vos said. “We will have had more finalists than we have ever had before, that’s a fantastic result.
“We had four fourths on the track that collectively were less than two-tenths of a second away from being four medals. They weren’t medals, but this is a team in transition and coming out having our most finalists ever as we push towards the next Olympiad is a great place for British athletics to be in.”Fresh from her relay success, team captain Eilidh Doyle also insisted that the team had made great progress over the past 10 days at these world championships. “You’ve got to look at the bigger picture,” she said. “We’ve made the target but we’ve also had some really excellent results. I urge people to look at how many people finished higher than where they were ranked coming into this – our team as a whole has performed really, really well. I’m super proud of this team, they’ve done a really good job.”


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