Black Ferns dominate Australia in one-off test

BRENDON EGAN
Last updated 20:15 01/06/2014

Relevant offers

Rugby

Give Nadolo a cross-kick and see what happens Brumbies name unchanged side for semifinal Henry Speight: Chiefs' loss is Wallabies' gain Boyd: Discipline won't be an issue for Sharks Knowler: Sharks far from toothless on the road Snook: Supporting cast key to team's success Uncapped Henry Speight to debut for Wallabies Boks continue Dad's Army selection approach Crusaders must counter moving maul - Crockett Samoa to chase ex All Blacks for national team

A dominant second half performance helped propel the New Zealand women's rugby team to a 38-3 victory over Australia in Rotorua today.

It was the perfect way for the Black Ferns to begin their four-game international women's rugby series, which also includes tests against Samoa and Canada.

New Zealand took a 11-3 advantage into halftime after scoring the only try of the first half through skipper Amiria Rule, while Australia's Oneata Schwalger was in the sinbin.

The Black Ferns class shone through in the second half as the Australians started to fall off tackles.

They added four unanswered tries through loose forward Rawinia Everitt, fullback SelicaWiniata, winger Honey Hireme and midfielder Huriana Manual.

New Zealand's next game is against Samoa at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday in the curtainraiser to the All Blacks first test against England.

New Zealand 38 (Amiria Rule, Rawinia Everitt, Selica Winiata, Honey Hireme, Huriana Manual tries. Kendra Cocksedge 3pen, con, Emma Jensen con) Australia 3 (Ashleigh Hewson pen)HT: 11-3

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How do you see the Crusaders v Sharks semifinal playing out?

Crusaders 13 plus, the home team will be too classy

Crusaders 12 or less, the Sharks are strong, but not strong enough

Sharks 13 plus, big pack equals big win

Sharks 12 or less, the boys from Durban will get the job done

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content