England Women booked a Nations Cup final clash against Canada with a 36-21 victory over hosts the USA at the University of Northern Colorado on Wednesday.
Tries from fly-half Emily Scott, prop Rochelle Clark, captain and No.8 Sarah Hunter, hooker Emma Croker, winger Lydia Thompson and lock Rowena Burnfield propelled England in a must-win game following their defeat to Canada in the opening round of matches and a narrow victory over South Africa last weekend.
Canada bounced back from a 29-17 loss to the USA in their second clash to record a thumping 53-15 victory over South Africa and top the table. Canada, England and the USA all finished on 10 points with the latter missing out on the title-decider on points difference.
Acting England head coach Graham Smith, whose side will tackle Canada in the final on Saturday, said: "This performance was a great example of how to follow and execute a game plan. Our focus was not on making the final, but our own performance. Our set-piece and breakdown was excellent, and our handling and attacking play was also of the highest order. This was a quality performance and the players played with superb spirit."