Image ID 2K9TN31 RAF,England's Amy Cokayne dives over to score a try during the Women's Rugby World Cup Quarter-final 30102022 CREDIT PA Alamy.jpg
RAF's Amy Cokayne diving over the line to score for England during their Women's Rugby World Cup Quarter-final victory over Australia (Picture: PA/ Alamy Stock Photo).
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First Sea Lord bets on Red Roses victory with Canadian Navy Commander

Image ID 2K9TN31 RAF,England's Amy Cokayne dives over to score a try during the Women's Rugby World Cup Quarter-final 30102022 CREDIT PA Alamy.jpg
RAF's Amy Cokayne diving over the line to score for England during their Women's Rugby World Cup Quarter-final victory over Australia (Picture: PA/ Alamy Stock Photo).

An extra twist has been added to the upcoming Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final clash between England and Canada.

With Canada looking to stop England from reaching this year's final, a confident Royal Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral, Angus Topshee, decided to ramp up the stakes by proposing a bet with the Royal Navy First Sea Lord Admiral, Sir Ben Key.

In a tweet, he said: "First Sea Lord, if Canada wins, you wear our jersey! And if England wins, I'll wear the Red Roses. You on?"

"Whoever loses has to wear the shirt for the first day of a mutual visit!" he said, which the Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral gladly accepted.

All eyes will now be on Saturday's Rugby World Cup semi-final at Eden Park, New Zealand.

The RAF's Amy Cokayne who scored a try against Australia in the quarter-final to help secure a 41-5 victory, will be hoping to help extend England's record-winning run to 30 tests in a row.

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