Rugby union - England beat Canada to win women's World Cup

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England's centre Emily Scarratt scores a try during the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup final match between England and Canada at the Jean Bouin Stadium in Paris on August 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD (AFP Photo/ALAIN JOCARD)

- England beat Canada 21-9 to win the women's Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

In a tight match, England led 11-3 at half-time of the final at Stade Jean Bouin, Paris thanks to two Emily Scarratt penalties and a try by Danielle Waterman, Magali Harvey kicking a penalty for Canada on the stroke of half-time.

Harvey kicked two more penalties in the second-half, England responding through Scarratt's boot and a converted try from the centre.

The victory ended England's run of three straight defeats in Rugby World Cup finals after losing out to New Zealand in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

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