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Last Updated: Friday, 1 September 2006, 05:49 GMT 06:49 UK
England Women 18-0 USA
Shelley Rae
Rae kicked a conversion and two penalties in England's win

England 18 (0):
Tries: Oliver, Clark
Con: Rae
Pens: Rae 2

USA 0 (0)

England got off to a solid start in the Women's Rugby World Cup by overcoming a physical USA side in Edmonton, Canada.

Replacement fly-half Shelley Rae, who came on for the injured Karen Andrew after just 17 minutes, opened the scoring with a 50th-minute penalty.

She then converted Kim Oliver's try before slotting a second penalty, and prop Rochelle Clark's late score, after Kim Shaylor's fine run, sealed victory.

"We are glad to have got a win under our belts," said coach Geoff Richards.

"There is room for improvement before we play South Africa on Monday, but we always knew this was going to be a difficult game.

"The US are a tough side who are very fit and strong with pace."

Scotland brushed aside Spain 24-0, but Ireland were thrashed 43-0 by France.

Top seeds New Zealand began their bid for a third straight crown by thumping hosts Canada 66-7.


World Cup results:
England 18-0 USA
Ireland 0-43 France
Spain 0-24 Scotland
Australia 68-12 South Africa
Kazakhstan 5-20 Samoa
New Zealand 66-7 Canada


England Women:
Charlotte Barras (Lichfield); Nicola Crawford (Worcester), Sue Day (Wasps), Kim Oliver (Clifton), Kim Shaylor (Worcester); Karen Andrew (Saracens), Jo Yapp (capt, Worcester); Rochelle Clark (Henley), Amy Garnett (Saracens), Vanessa Gray (Wasps), Jennifer Sutton (Richmond), Tamara Taylor (Thirsk), Georgia Stevens (Clifton), Margaret Alphonsi (Saracens), Catherine Spencer (Folkestone).
Replacements: Selena Rudge (Wasps), Katy Storie (Clifton), Jenny Lyne (Richmond), Helen Clayton (Saracens), Amy Turner (Wasps), Shelley Rae (Wasps), Michaela Staniford (Henley).



SEE ALSO
Women's Rugby World Cup results
31 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
Ireland 0-43 France
01 Sep 06 |  Irish
Scotland Women 24-0 Spain
31 Aug 06 |  Scottish
England convert walks tall
31 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
England set sights on world crown
23 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
England Women announce Cup squad
03 Jul 06 |  Internationals


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