Why England are favourites to win Women’s Rugby World Cup 2022

Red Roses average 18.6 points in the final quarter, are fitter, stronger and have greater depth. How can anyone stop them?

The Women’s Rugby World Cup will kick off in New Zealand on Saturday with one question on everyone’s mind: can anyone stop England?

After an extra year’s preparation due to the pandemic delay, England will take to the field against Fiji in Auckland on the opening day boasting a remarkable 25-game winning streak, and as the hot favourites to lift the trophy. France, New Zealand and Canada are the other contenders but England have honed a ruthless and almost unstoppable gameplan, generating astonishing try-scoring statistics from certain areas and at key times of matches.

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