England's players celebrate with the Rugby World Cup trophy
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England celebrate victory at Women's Rugby World Cup

18 August 2014 Last updated at 04:13 BST

England have ended a run of three successive final defeats to clinch the Women's Rugby World Cup with a 21-9 win over Canada in Paris.

The team's only previous success in the tournament came back in 1994, and their second title follows defeats in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 finals to New Zealand.

Russell Trott reports.