Black Ferns blow 10-point lead against England

Last updated 11:18 24/11/2012
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TRY SCORER: Casey Robertson's try helped give the Black Ferns a 10-point lead, but it was ultimately not good enough.

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England staged a late comeback to beat the Black Ferns 16-13 in their women's rugby test in London today.

Tries to No 8 Sarah Hunter and wing Katherine Merchant gave England the victory at the Esher Rugby Club as world champions New Zealand blew a 10-point lead.

England opened the scoring with a penalty to No 10 and captain Katy McLean.

But New Zealand struck back when No 8 Casey Robertson charged down a McLean clearing kick to score,

Black Ferns second five-eighth Kelly Brazier added a penalty and that lead was extended to 13-3 shortly after halftime when first-five Kendra Cocksedge showed good footwork to break the line and score.

But England, with some strong work from their pack, had the final say to take a 1-nil lead in the three test series.

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