Sunday, 26 November 2017

RL Women's WC 2017 : Semi Finals

The expectation then pool play highlighted two team far and away better than the others. Would the semi finals confirm that?

Game One: The Canada Ravens had to return to face the Australia Jillaroos after losing 88-0 just days earlier. The favourites were trying to go one better than last time and raced to a 42-0 half time lead. However, any hope of exceeding the last effort was stymied in the second period with a more even contest and Canada managing to score as well.

Final score: Australia 58-6 Canada.

Game two: The England Lionesses hadn't met the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns in this tournament. More had been expected of them but the gap has widened between hemispheres. 14-4 at the break was tight but not thereafter as the Kiwi Ferns ran away with the game.

Final score: New Zealand 52-4 England.

The final that was predicted by me and most others has materialised. Before the tournament I was thinking Australia would take it. Now I think it will come down to who plays better on the day.

For the Round One Summary, just click here.

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