Ruan Sims’ Jillaroos cruise into World Cup final

GERRINGONG’S Ruan Sims and her Australian Jillaroos have warmed up for the Women's Rugby League World Cup final with a 58-6 thrashing of Canada on Sunday.

As expected, the reigning champions advanced past the vastly inexperienced Ravens in the semi-final to set up a clash with New Zealand in Saturday's tournament decider.

The Jillaroos did take their foot off the pedal in the second half with a number of silly mistakes and penalties allowing Canada to score a surprise try.

After five-eighth Ali Brigginshaw opened the scoring in just the second minute, it was largely one-way traffic for Brad Donald's side.

The Australian five-eighth bookended the first-half with two similar tries - on both occasions Canada fullback Irene Patrinos allowed the ball to bounce and Brigginshaw pounced to score when she had no right.

After beating the Ravens 88-0 in their pool clash just four days earlier, the Jillaroos were never expected to be troubled however were at times wasteful.

Canada centre Natasha Smith burrowed over to make it 42-6 eight minutes after the break however the Jillaroos soon took back the ascendancy.

Donald has a headache on his hands over fullback Sam Bremner, who was once again a spectator on Sunday due to a leg injury.

Bremner has not played this tournament while fill-in No.1 Nakia Davis-Welsh was a standout and will be difficult to overlook for the final.

She proved her class with a 50-metre burst to set up Karina Brown midway through the first-half before scoring a scintillating solo try in the 61st minute.

Brigginshaw, Stephanie Hancock, Isabelle Kelly and Karina Brown all scored doubles in the 11 tries-to-one defeat.