England end Women's Super Rugby Series with a win

A hat-trick from Lydia Thompson makes sure England end the series with a dominant 39-13 win against USA.

The wing started things off nicely and was allowed in at the corner to score easily after England’s backs made the most of some good work up front by England.

“I am hugely proud of that result today. It’s been a tough two weeks having got off to the start we did against Canada,” said Bemand.

“The USA threw everything at us physically and our girls have done ever so well to come back here, stick to their principles and then ultimately come up with the result.”

While the backs might get the credit, the USA struggled to cope with England’s forward power and set-piece throughout the game and Amy Cokayne added a second try after twenty minutes following a rolling maul off a line-out.

It was three scores to nil by half-time with Thompson adding to her tally but the rout came in the second half. Alex Matthews and Millie Wood both got on the score-sheet before Thompson got her third after holding off a couple of USA tackles and racing for the line.

Alycia Washington scored USA’s only try seven minutes from time.

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