Women’s Rugby World Cup final: England vs New Zealand How to watch, live stream, start time and more

by Keven S. Reinhart
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The Women’s Rugby World Cup final between England and New Zealand on Saturday is one of the most anticipated matches of the month. The previous day has seen a meteoric rise in interest, guaranteeing a record crowd at Eden Park for a match that might catapult women’s rugby into the next commercial stratosphere.

When is the Women’s Rugby World Cup Final

On Saturday, November 12, at 06:30 GMT, England and New Zealand will square off in the championship match.

How to watch the Women’s Rugby World Cup Final

ITV will air the Women’s rugby world cup final live in the UK.

Women’s Rugby World Cup final Preview:

After surviving a scare from Canada, England eventually prevailed 26-19, and then the Black Ferns, the defending champions, stunned France, 25-24, in front of their home fans at Eden Park. Both games came down to the wire, breathing new energy into a competition that mismatches had dominated up until that point (four one-sided quarterfinals took place the week before).

The most exciting victory belonged to New Zealand, which only won with 30 seconds remaining when French fly-half Caroline Drouin missed an easy penalty kick. The French, rated fourth, have now lost all eight of their semi-final matches. This gives the Black Ferns a chance to win their sixth championship in the tournament’s ninth iteration.
After defending champions twice over, England has become the best team in the world since instituting a professional women’s organization in 2019.

The 30-game winning streak of the Red Roses has been seriously threatened by the third-ranked Canucks, who came close to pulling off a big shock. For England, the two tries scored by winger Abby Dow, one of which was a length-of-the-field try, and the three penalty goals kicked by center Emily Scarratt (for a total of 11 points) were decisive.

Canada, the underdogs in the competition, matched the favorites in every facet of the game. They trailed 15-12 at halftime but closed to within four points after replacement forward Tyson Beukeboom scored with 12 minutes left.

Down to the wire

The English squad, led by captain Sarah Hunter, showed great resolve to stave off Canada’s final attack. “I’m very proud of the way the squad dug in at the end,” Hunter remarked, describing how the game came down to the wire. The saying goes, “Canada just kept on coming and coming and coming.” All you rugby fans, that was a fantastic demonstration of the skill and spirit that characterizes the women’s game.

Two tries from flanker Marlie Packer and one from Dow gave England an early 12-0 lead. Scrum-half Justine Pelletier’s shrewd play paved the way for tries by flanker Karen Paquin and center Alysha Corrigan, bringing the score for Canada back to even. Scarratt scored two penalties, one on each side of halftime, to set the stage for the game’s deciding play.
As the Canadians were preparing to launch another attack, the English regained possession and drove 100 meters downfield from their try line to set up Dow’s second try of the game.

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Hosts down France

New Zealand’s fast-paced attack faced up against the top defense in the 12-team tournament, the French, in the second semi-final, which also included three tries for each team. France jumped out to an early 10-0 lead after No. 8 Romane Manager scored the first of his two tries, and they carried that lead into halftime, up 17-10.

Backs Stacey Fluhler, Ruby Tui, and Theresa Fitzpatrick were on the Olympic gold-medal-winning Sevens squad in Tokyo last year, speeding up the game’s pace for the home side in the second half. Drouin’s penalty kick, taken in the nick of time, sailed wide to the left and missed its target.

Ruahei Demant, New Zealand’s co-captain, said the team was riding high on the country’s support and wanted Eden Park packed for next week’s match. When asked about its impact on the field, she responded, “I don’t believe people appreciate how much of a difference that makes.”
As one observer put it, “people are coming to support women, and women’s rugby, like never before.”

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