England Women were unable to defend their Nations Cup crown on Sunday with Canada claiming a 27-13 victory in the title-decider at Infinty Park in Glendale, Colorado.
A young and inexperienced squad, which included 11 new caps, were unable to tame an experienced Canadian outfit who scored three tries through Jessica Dovanne, Bianca Farella (2) with England notching two courtesy of Laura Keates and Georgina Roberts.
Canada coach Francois Ratier, whose side also beat England 25-18 in the pool stage of the competition, said: "Every win over a team like England is an enormous accomplishment, and this is a victory that should live long in the memory for Canada fans. Full credit goes to our players and Captain Kelly Russell. They executed our game plan perfectly. We knew the type of game we needed to play to defeat England and I could not have asked for a better performance."
Acting England Women's head coach Graham Smith said: "This was a great effort by the players in a hugely physical match with England giving it their all. Canada were the better team today as they possessed the superior power and pace, and at times they outmuscled us at the breakdown. We may not have defended our title but for many reasons this has been a successful tour. All of us will be better for the experience and we look forward to meeting them again soon."