Game One: The Cook Islands had lost twice heavily and England had been more competitive so were clear favourites. The Moanas didn't read the script and went to a 16-0 half time lead over the Lionesses, who at this stage looked more like pussycats. The second half was different and the scores were tied 16-16 but a late score for the Cooks got them home.
Final score: Cook Islands 22-16 England.
|The Cook Islands celebrate a win after heavy losses|
Game Two: Canada got the short straw when its cross pool match was Australia. It was a mission impossible for the new nation in women's RL and so it proved. The 44-0 half time score was the same as the second half. A lesson in where the Ravens need to be and a chance to improve when they meet the Jillaroos in their semi final clash.
Final score: Australia 88-0 Canada.
Game Three: The Kiwi Ferns were hot favourites to overcome the PNG Orchids but got more of a battle than was expected, as the close 8-0 scoreline on the turn around confirms. They pulled a way to win in the end comfortably but a gallant effort form the PNG women.
Final score: New Zealand 38-0 PNG.
Semi finals: New Zealand play England and Australia against Canada. The Jillaroos and the Kiwi Ferns are set to resume their rivalry in the final.
For the Semi Final Summary: simply click here.
For the Round One Summary, just click here.
Photo source: BBC.