Ireland 40 Kazakhstan 5
Ireland made history by qualifying for the World Cup semi finals for the first time ever after a nervy but ultimately comfortable win over Kazakhstan.
The first half began with Ireland immediately on the attack, but with the Kazakhs initially defending the Irish maul well. However, the first score soon came with Laura Guest breaking through the Kazakhstani line, Lynne Cantwell taking it on, and Sharon Lynch touching down under the posts. With just five minutes gone Ireland were 7-0 ahead……. for more visit http://www.scrumqueens.com/news/pool-b-ireland-through-semis
New Zealand 34 United States 3
This game kicked off to a curious atmosphere with New Zealand haven’t just been knocked out due to results earlier in the day.
The result means both sides will be involved in the placing games for 5-8 – a huge disappointment for New Zealand, who have never hit the heights of four years ago here.
USA started stronger with nice runs from Sadie Anderson through the middle but NZ grew into it with a huge run from Amiria Rule setting up position in the USA 22. A lovely pass from Kelly Brazier to Huriana Manuel saw the first try in the corner after 10 minutes……. for more visit http://www.scrumqueens.com/news/pool-b-ireland-through-semis