England beaten by New Zealand in World Cup final

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World Cup final: England v New Zealand
England (17) 32
Tries: Penalty (7pts), Thompson 2, Noel-Smith Cons: Scarratt 2 Pens: Scarratt 2
New Zealand (10) 41
Tries: Winiata 2, Natua 3, Smith, Cocksedge Cons: Cocksedge 3

England’s reign as world champions was ended by a magnificent performance from New Zealand as the Black Ferns ran in seven tries in Belfast.

A penalty try and the first of Lydia Thompson’s double helped England lead 17-5 approaching the break.

But it was a narrow advantage having dominated territory and possession, and the Black Ferns then took control.