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England ease past Italy in Women’s RWC

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England ran in 10 tries as they eased to a 56-13 victory over Italy as the Red Roses made it two wins from two games at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland.

Danielle Waterman and Emily Scaratt scored two tries each as England ran riot against the Italians.

It took England just nine minutes to open up the Italians — Emily Scarratt went over for her second try of the tournament as she raced clear of the Italian defence.

A few minutes later, Alex Matthews touched down under the posts to leave Scaratt with an easy conversion to make it 12-0.

Italy started to narrow the gap, with a penalty and a try from Maria Magatti bringing the score back to 12-8 with 22 minutes on the clock.

But a great team try eased the pressure on England with winger Lydia Thompson touching down after receiving the ball from Danielle Waterman.

A try just before the break from Amy Cokayne made it 22-8, and England took full control after the break.

Tries from Tamara Taylor, Scarratt and a pair of tries from Waterman after half time took the game away from the reach of the Italians and quick fire tries late on from Lydia Thompson and Amy Wilson-Hardy sealed the win for the defending champions.

England will face the United States in their final pool game on Saturday.

Hosts Ireland survived a scare to beat Japan 24-14.Ireland recovered from 14-0 down at half time to beat Japan 24-14. David Rogers/Getty Images

The Japanese had raced into a 14-0 half time lead thanks to a penalty try and Mayu Shimizu.

A yellow card for Katie Fitzhenry was not the start to the second half that Ireland were looking for after she was sent to the sin bin for a high tackle– her fourth of the game.

Despite being a player down, Ireland found a try– Allison Miller crossing the try line for the hosts.

Paula Fitzpatrick brought Ireland back on level terms after touching down with 64 minutes on the clock.

Ireland were dominant in the second half, and they always looked the more likely to break the tie– and a penalty handed Ireland three points to put them ahead for the first time in the match in the closing stages.

A second try from Fitzpatrick after over 30 phases of play wrapped things up for Ireland, who will need to cut out the errors when they play France in the decisive final pool game.

Meanwhile, Wales have crashed out of the tournament after losing 15-0 to 2014 runners-up Canada and New Zealand thrashed Hong Kong 121-0 in the early kick-off.

Portia Woodman ran in eight of New Zealand’s 19 tries as the Black Ferns ran away with the game.

There were also tries for Les Ketu, Stacey Waaka, Kelly Brazier and Theresa Fitzpatrick.

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