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DUBLIN (AP) — Four-time champion New Zealand blew away Canada 48-5 and set up a semifinal against the United States at the Women’s Rugby World Cup on Thursday. Defending champion England will play France in the other semifinal on Tuesday in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Canada, ranked third, one spot behind New Zealand, was the runner-up in 2014, and hadn’t conceded a point in its first two pool games. But it was overwhelmed in the pool decider, in which Black Ferns tighthead prop Aldora Itunu scored two of their five first-half tries for a 29-0 scoreline.
England’s forwards were also too good in pushing aside the U.S. 47-26 in another pool decider. But the Americans’ bonus point for scoring four tries helped them qualify as the best runner-up in the three pools.