New Zealand outclass Canada in Women's Rugby World Cup

New Zealand powered into the Women's World Cup semi-finals after crushing Canada 48-5 in Dublin to finish top of Pool A.

The Black Ferns, four-time World Cup winners, recorded a third successive bonus-point victory, scoring eight tries to inflict a first defeat of the tournament on their opponents.

Prop Aldora Itunu led the way with a hat-trick, while there were also tries for Selica Winiata, Stacey Waaka, Kelly Brazier, Fiao'o Fa'amausili and Renee Wickliffe, with Brazier adding one conversion and scrum-half Kendra Cocksedge booting three.

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