England Saxons sealed a sixth Churchill cup title in the last ever match of the tournament with a 37-7 win over Canada at Sixways.
Five tries from Saxons including scores from James Gaskell, Charlie Sharples, Jamie Gibson and a brace from Miles Benjamin.
Man of the match Rory Clegg added twelve points from the boot as the Saxons ran out deserved winners
The Saxons began the first half on the front foot and a few opportunities early on with a line break from Benjamin as well as dominance at the set play from Graham Kitchener catching well at the lineout and Clegg moving the chains efficiently putting boot to ball.
Clegg and Ander Monro exchanged a penalty and drop goal as the sides were level after twenty minutes.
Gaskell then combined well down the right wing with Mike Brown to create the first try for Saxons, with Clegg unable to add the conversion.
Benjamin then provided a second score this time under the opposite flank as he intercepted a loose Canadian pass to run through under the post, Clegg having little trouble this time adding the extras in front of the posts.
Saxons were looking comfortable and began to let their guard down and let Canada back into the game with another three points from the boot of Monro.
Monro missed a difficult third opportunity as the gap stayed at 9 points into the half time break.
The second half got off to a sloppy start with both sides trying to get a foothold in the game.
Matt Stevens showed Martin Johnson why he should be in his thoughts for the World Cup with a dominant scrummaging effort.
Clegg and Sharples linked up through the cross-field kick though the latter could not stay in field and was forced into touch.
Clegg added a penalty to extend the Saxons lead to twelve points, as Canada were made to pay for yet more errors.
Chauncey O’Toole almost broke clear for a try for Canada, only to have the ball ripped from him by Paul Hodgson.
Benjamin then added his second try with a superb catch off of a pinpoint cross field kick by Clegg, who duly added the extras.
Charlie Sharples sealed the result with a superb display of strength after Jordan Crane and Mouritz Botha disrupted the play from Paul Hodgson’s box kick.
Henry Trinder then broke the line magnificently to hand Gibson the Saxon’s fifth try of the match to secure the victory and a sixth Churchill Cup title
Final Score: 37-7
Man of the Match: Rory Clegg