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WXV1: Red Roses Avenge World Cup Loss To Win Inaugural Tournament

Written by on November 8, 2023

England women’s 15s rugby team the “Red Roses” were crowned the inaugural WXV 1 champions following a thrilling final against hosts New Zealand,  Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

The Red Roses scored five tries to beat hosts New Zealand 33-12 and avenge their Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 final defeat against the “Black Ferns”.+

The result also meant Canada finished second and Australia third after they both picked up excellent final round wins.

Canada were grateful to a late Fancy Bermudez try as they secured a hard-fought 29-20 victory against France.


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