Let there be no bones about it, England’s Women’s Rugby team have just accomplished the biggest of sporting accolades and achievements by beating Canada in the 2014 Rugby World Cup final! This is an astonishing achievement in itself, but what’s more astonishing is the fact that it’s not all over the news! Don’t get me wrong, women’s rugby gets a great amount of support and the exposure has increased over the years, but I haven’t seen all that much regarding this historic achievement. So I thought I’d recognise this with a blog post briefly outlining England’s glorious 21- 9 victory of the Canadians. This is the first time the women’s team have been able to win the title again since 1994, and for some of the players (including coach Gary Street) it still hasn’t sunk in:
"I still can't quite believe we're world champions," said England vice-captain Sarah Hunter.
"We're just so proud of everyone involved," added Street.
"We've been on a long journey but to have that trophy makes it worthwhile. It's a pretty amazing feeling."
New Zealand had won the trophy 4 world cups in a row, beating England in the last 3 finals…but this year it was our girls! Well done England!!!
BBC Sport Rugby Union, (2014). Women's Rugby World Cup: England win 'surreal' - Gary Street. Retrieved 19th August, 2014, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/28830848