Cornborugh starts as England reach World Cup final

England Women players celebrate victory after the 2017 Women's World Cup, Semi Final match at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Picture: Brian Lawless/ PA Images
England Women players celebrate victory after the 2017 Women's World Cup, Semi Final match at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Picture: Brian Lawless/ PA Images
Portsmouth director of rugby  Jim Pearce. Picture: Neil Marshall (171124-24)

Pearce urges Portsmouth to make most of home advantage

England's Vickil Cornborough is tackled by Scotland's Karen Dunbar during the Women's Six Nations match at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld. PPP-171108-170224001

Cornborough helps England notch first victory

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Vickii Cornborough helped fire England into the Women’s Rugby World Cup final with a 20-3 victory over France.

The former Portsmouth Rugby Club charge, 27, was picked to start ahead of the experienced Rochelle Clark at loosehead prop.

After going into the break locked at 3-3, second-half trys from Sarah Bern and Megan Jones ensured England’s place in the final.

The defending champions meet New Zealand on Saturday (7.45pm) as the Red Roses bid to defend their title.