WRWC: Red Roses get World Cup campaign off to a winning start

England have started their World Cup defence in the best possible way as they eased to a 56 – 5 win in their opening match against Spain. They ran in ten tries, four of them to wing Kay Wilson who was once again in prolific form.

The Red Roses were out of the blocks early, their first score coming barely a minute into the match when young centre Megan Jones burst through a weak Spanish tackle and then stepped past the full back to score under the posts. McLean converted and England were off to the perfect start.

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WRWC: Red Roses side to play Spain

England have named their match-day squad ahead of their opening World Cup game against Spain tomorrow.

Sarah Hunter leads a strong side, with full-back Danielle Waterman and centre Rachael Burford set to play in their fourth World Cup, while nine players in the starting line-up are making their debuts in the tournament.

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