Saxons claim Churchill Cup

19th Jun 2010, 22:14

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Alex Goode: Sparked the Saxons' onslaught

Alex Goode: Sparked the Saxons' onslaught

England Saxons claimed a fifth Churchill Cup title by beating Canada in some style, 38-13, at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

England Saxons claimed a fifth Churchill Cup title by beating Canada in some style, 38-13, at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on Saturday.

Nick Abendanon and Alex Goode scored early tries as the Saxons established an early 17-0 lead, Stephen Myler converting both to add to an early penalty.
Canada, in their first Churchill Cup final, hit back as Matt Evans and Chauncey O'Toole touched down, but two more Myler penalties ensured the Saxons led 23-13 at half-time.
A converted try from Jon Clarke early in the second period finished the game as a contest, before Luke Narraway got on the scoresheet with 20 minutes to play.
Ryan Smith touched down late on for Canada, but the Saxons, who played some impressive, fluent rugby at times, had already secured a deserved win.