Wallaroos knocked out of World Cup

AAP September 2, 2010, 6:37 am

Australia's women have been knocked out of the rugby World Cup, suffering a 15-0 loss to England at Twickenham Stoop.
England ran in two first-half tries to decide the encounter and will now seek their first win from three attempts against defending champions New Zealand in the final on Sunday.
The Black Ferns won through to their fourth consecutive Cup final after defeating France 47-5 in the earlier semi.
In their maiden Cup semi-finals appearance, Australia struggled to find a way to defuse England's first half pin-point kicking game or get their hands on the ball for extended phases of play.
After going to the break 12-nil down, the Wallaroos enjoyed significantly more possession and territory - but while winger Nicole Beck came close - Australia were unable to find a way through England's defence, which has conceded just 10 points in four games.
Coach John Manenti, while proud of his sides stoic performance, lamented the Wallaroos' inability to turn pressure into points.
"We kicked the ball away too much in the first half but I thought we played really well in the second half and the momentum really seemed to be with us," Manenti said.
"If we managed to get a try there we really feel there could have been a different outcome but we weren't able to score points.
"To be fair England's defensive efforts were really good and they're a very, very strong side who have prepared well."
The Wallaroos will play France for third place.