ON a weekend that saw the Worcester Warriors taking a rest, there was still plenty of rugby going on.

The men's side might not have been in action but Warriors Women were; taking on Exeter Chiefs in the Allianz Cup.

Having won their first round match against Saracens, Worcester came up against a well-drilled and clinical Exeter outfit and eventually were beaten 34-14.

It was a young side picked and they struggled in the first-half and found themselves 29-0 down at the break.

But it was a much improved second-half display and tries from Meg Varley and Warrior of the Match Charlotte Wright Haley saw them win the second-half 14-5 but it was not enough to turn the game around.

England Women were also playing this weekend against Canada in their latest international test.

Worcester's Alex Matthews came off the bench to score a wonderful try as the Red Roses ran out 51-12 at Twickenham Stoop.

Another Warrior, Paige Farries, scored for Canada early on to give the visitors the lead but the hosts hit back and finished strongly to secure another big win.

Sixways will host their game with the USA this Sunday (14.45pm kick-off) as England look to make it 18 wins in a row.

The try fest for Warriors players did not end there, however. 

The action began on Friday night, with summer signing Alycia Washington starting for USA in Dublin.

The Eagles were beaten 20-10 by a hard-working Ireland team, and Washington will now be setting her sights on playing in next Sunday’s match against England at Sixways.

On Saturday Wales made it back-to-back Test match victories with a 29-19 triumph over South Africa thanks to a hat-trick from Worcester's Carys Phillips and a 14th minute try from Warrior Ffion Lewis.

Lewis made history by becoming the first player to score points for Wales in both rugby league and rugby union in the same season.

Scotland versus Japan rounded things off in the tea time kick-off, with Lana Skeldon driving over for a score in the first half.

The home side ran out 36-12 victors, with Skeldon impressing against a Japan team comprising of Warriors fly-half Minori Yamamoto.

Yamamoto was a second half replacement, coming on the field of play on 55 minutes for the Cherry Blossoms.