WXV1: Red Roses Avenge World Cup Loss To Win Inaugural Tournament
Written by Mere Moto 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.