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England Women 39-6 Canada Women: as it happened

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Live updates from the England v Canada women's Test at Twickenham

Nov 26, 2016 1:46 PM EST

England ended their autumn campaign in style by running in seven tries against Canada at Twickenham. The margin of victory means they will move above Canada to second in the World Rugby Rankings on Monday – and will head into 2017, World Cup year, with confidence.

FULL-TIME: England 39-6 Canada

78min Harriet Millar Mills is named Player of the Match.

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77min Canada still searching for that elusive try as they attack through Kelly Russell from a scrum, but an error results in an England scrum.

72min It’s fair to say the game has lost a little intensity now. Canada’s players must be very tired with this their third game in a week.

64min TRY! Claire Allan, England 39-6 Canada

Marlie Packer and Harriet Millar-Mills make the hard yards to take England within 4m of the line. A quick recycle and Allan goes over out wide. Scott conversion missed.

63min Andrea Burk makes a great break but can’t get the final pass to Magali Harvery outside her.

61min A raft of substitutions are on now and England release Marlie Packer at pace from a lineout on the 22. But Canada turnover and counter.

Hard yards: Alex Matthews makes a break during the match with Canada. Photo: Getty Images Rugby World

55min TRY! Lydia Thompson, England 34-6 Canada

Rachael Burford feeds Emily Scott and then a lovely pop pass sets Marlie Packer free, quick interchange of passes with Millar-Mills and Packer gets to within 5m before passing to Thompson for the try. Scott converts.

53min Canada get a big shove at a scrum on halfway but England manage to get the ball.

50min TRY! Emily Scarratt, England 27-6 Canada

Laura Russell makes a good break through the middle for Canada but England counter-ruck well, spread the ball wide to Lydia Thompson, who breaks down the wing and pops the ball over the Canadian defenders to Scarratt for a clear run-in. Emily Scott slots the conversion.

48min Rochelle Clark makes way for Vickii Cornborough in the front row.

46min TRY! Kay Wilson, England 20-6 Canada

Alexandra Tessier tries to pass the ball through her legs but it goes loose and is picked up by Emily Scott. Quick hands from Rachel Burford to Emily Scarratt to Kay Wilson and it’s a try in the corner. Conversion missed.

43min Canada win a penalty and this time Magali Harvey kicks for touch – they have a lineout on the 22. But England turn the ball over and clear.

41min The teams are back out and both have changed their scrum-halves – Natasha Hunt replaces La Toya Mason and Elissa Alarie is on for Chelsea Guthrie.

HALF-TIME: England 15-6 Canada

40min Penalty Andrea Burk, England 15-6 Canada

Canada win a penalty as Harriet Millar-Mills goes in at the side at a ruck. Burk slots her second. And that’s half-time.

Super score: Danielle Waterman touches down a superb individual try. Photo: Getty Images Rugby World

37min TRY! Danielle Waterman, England 15-3 Canada

Sarah Hunter makes good yards from back of scrum and ball is recycled. Emily Scott feeds Emily Scarratt and Waterman beats five Canada defenders with some incredible footwork to score in the corner. Scarratt’s conversion fall short.

36min Canada find Harvey in space on the left after retaining possession well but moves breaks down when Julianne Zussman knocks on.

33min Penalty Andrea Burk, England 10-3 Canada

Burk slots a penalty from in front of the posts to put Canada on the board.

32min Scarratt’s kick is charged down by Emily Belchos on the edge of England’s 22.

28min Cokayne follows up her try with a  big hand-off on Canada fly-half Emily Belchos.

26min TRY! Amy Cokayne, England 10-0 Canada

England set the maul from a lineout on the 22 and get a big cheer from the few thousand fans who’ve stayed to watch as Amy Cokayne touches down after a long drive. Scarratt misses with the conversion again.

25min England pressurise the Canada line but visitors are able to turn the ball over and kick clear.

24min Big hit on Magali Harvey by Lydia Thompson in Canada 22.

23min Scarratt kicks long looking for touch but Julianne Zussman collects the ball before it crosses the line and Canada look to run the ball from their own half again. They do love to keep ball in hand!

20min England get a crucial and clear to outside 22 – but Canada come again.

19min Canada into 22 and Jacey Grusnick is brought down 10m out.

18min Canada work ball along the line from that scrum and Magali Harvey takes play up to halfway.

16min Kay Wilson makes ground on the left but move breaks down and it results in Canada scrum just inside their own 22.

15min Canada having a few forays into England 22 but are then pinged for holding on and hosts are able to clear.

11min Waterman showing lovely footwork on the right wing as she tries to make ground around halfway.

9min Scarratt misses the conversion.

8min TRY! Alex Matthews, England 5-0 Canada

The England blindside bursts over from 15m out after good work from England following lineout, Emily Scarratt and Danielle Waterman making notable runs in the build-up.

6min Canada clear to the 22 after their own scrum 8m from the line.

4min England have a 5m scrum after getting close to the line after Danielle Waterman run.

3min Alex Matthews makes a strong charge into the Canada 22.

1min Bad start for Canada – Magali Harvey’s kick-off doesn’t go ten so it’s an England scrum on halfway.

Canada to kick off.

England full-back Danielle Waterman looking very emotional during the anthems.

The temperature has definitely dropped since the end of the men’s game at Twickenham – singer Laura Wright has put on a jacket for the anthems.

England Women are taking on Canada in the final match of their autumn series and will be looking to make it two wins from two for the English at Twickenham today after the men beat Argentina 27-14.

Here’s a little scene-setting: so far this November, England have beaten France and Ireland but lost to New Zealand while Canada enjoyed a big win over Ireland before losing to the Black Ferns in midweek.

This is a replay of the 2014 World Cup final in Paris. England triumphed on that day while Canada thumped England 52-17 in the Summer Series in July, so this is likely to be a close-run match.

Rewind: Emily Scarratt on the attack against Canada in the 2014 World Cup final. Photo: Getty Images Rugby World

England: Danielle Waterman; Lydia Thompson, Emily Scarratt, Rachael Burford, Kay Wilson; Emily Scott, La Toya Mason; Rochelle Clark, Amy Cokayne, Laura Keates, Tamara Taylor, Harriet Millar-Mills, Alex Matthews, Izzy Noel-Smith, Sarah Hunter (capt).

Replacements: Emma Croker, Vickii Cornborough, Sarah Bern, Poppy Cleall, Marlie Packer, Natasha Hunt, Megan Jones, Claire Allan.

Canada: Julianne Zussman; Brittany Waters, Alexandra Tessier, Andrea Burk, Magali Harvey; Emily Belchos, Chelsea Guthrie; Carolyn McEwen, Laura Russell, Daleaka Menin, Tyson Beukeboom, Latoya Blackwood, Kelly Russell (capt), Karen Paquin, Jacey Grusnick.
Replacements: Gillian Boag, Demi Stamatakis, Olivia DeMerchant, Kayla Mack, Barbara Mervin, Elissa Alarie, Mackenzie Higgs, Frederique Rajotte.

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