Canada just about scored off the opening kick when Connor Braid ran perfectly under the kickoff, but a Canadian knock on ten meters shy of England’s line, coughed up possession. England’s Phil Burgess with a magnificent dummy pass opened up a gap for himself and tore down the center of the pitch for a try under the post. Tom Mitchell saw to it that the simple conversion was taken cleanly. But Canada answered back with a try from the legendary Nathan Hirayama. With his own conversion, Canada was now squared.
On the restart, England’s Ruaridh McConnochie excellently brought in the short restart kick and got his side on attack. The attack sent Richard de Carpentier in for a try, converted by Tom Mitchell, putting England back on top. But Canada again answered back, this time with a try for Harry Jones. Hirayama could not connect on the conversion. With the restart coming at the clock showing zero, both sides looked to add more points before half. The team who claimed those points was england, Oliver Lindsay-Hague to be specific. Mitchell’s conversion made it 21–12 at intermission.
A converted try for England midway into the second half put Canada three scores back. Another England try in the thirteenth minute removed all doubt. England added one more score on full time to end with a resounding victory over Canada: England 40, Canada 12.