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England win tense battle with France to reach World Cup final

Sarah Bern powers over to score for England
World Cup semi-final: England v France
England (3) 20
Tries: Bern, Jones Cons: Scarratt 2 Pens: Scarratt 2
France (3) 3
Pen: Izar

World champions England will defend their title against New Zealand after a powerful second-half display saw them overcome France to reach the final.

A tight first half saw the sides reach the interval at 3-3 after Shannon Izar cancelled out Emily Scarratt’s penalty.

England upped their game in the second period and Scarratt edged them back in front with her second penalty.

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