Black Ferns open World Cup campaign strongly

17:21, Aug 02 2014
Huriana Manuel
FLYING START: Huriana Manuel was impressive for the Black Ferns as they got their World Cup campaign off to a solid start.

The Black Ferns have got their Women's Rugby World Cup campaign off to a flying start with a 79-5 win over Kazakhstan in France.

In a one-sided demolition, the defending champions crossed the chalk 13 times on their way to compiling the highest score of the opening day.

Kazakhstan's solitary five-pointer came in the 62nd minute.

"The girls found it very hot out there and had to adapt," New Zealand coach Brian Evans said. 

"We now have to prepare for our next match against Ireland and they are more of a known quantity to us, so we will be ready and we should have our game plans running smoothly."      

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