England’s women ran up 11 tries as they beat Canada 69-19 in the final Test at Twickenham to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.
Five tries from Jess Breach and a hat-trick from Abbie Dow helped the Red Roses to a thumping victory. After a 79-5 win in the first Test, England then beat Canada 49-12 to secure the series with a Test to spare. And the world number two side finished with a flourish, running in 32 tries in total against fourth-ranked Canada.
“We knew Canada would come out strong in the final game and I really wanted the team to put in a more complete performance,” said England head coach Simon Middleton. “We had a great start, maybe lost our way a little bit at the start of the second half, but overall we are absolutely thrilled with what the team delivered today.
Harlequins wing Jess Breach scored six tries on her England debut in the first Test, in a match tht was watched by over 10,000 fans at Twickenham. England were ahead in the seventh minute when Marlie Packer dotted down from a driving maul and Dow gathered Katy Daley-Mclean’s grubber kick for her first of the evening. Breach crossed from a burst of pace around the outside, before Canada responded as Olivia De Merchant powered over from close range. Dow’s second and third came out wide before Breach’s second gave England a 38-7 half-time lead.
Canada’s Pamphinette Buisa got the first score of the second half but England responded through a penalty try as they were driving over the line. The North Americans got their own penalty try following a high tackle, but Breach secured her hat-trick before a run from inside her own half got her fourth, and another line break from the halfway line took her tally to five – her 11th try in just two caps.
Ellie Kildunne, the youngest member of the squad at 18, completed the scoring when she collected another Daley-Mclean kick through.