2019 Black Ferns



  • Wallaroos team to take on the Black Ferns (Sat 10 August 2019; 7.00pm NZT; 5pm AEST; 3pm local time)

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  • Black Ferns to play the Wallaroos:

    1 Toka Natua (20)
    2 Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate (28)
    3 Aleisha-Pearl Nelson (33)
    4 Eloise Blackwell (41)
    5 Charmaine Smith (25)
    6 Pia Tapsell (4)
    7 Les Elder (Captain, 16)
    8 Charmaine McMenamin (22)
    9 Kendra Cocksedge (Vice captain, 51)
    10 Ruahei Demant (9)
    11 Ayesha Leti-I'iga (7)
    12 Chelsea Alley (22)
    13 Carla Hohepa (22)
    14 Renee Wickliffe (39)
    15 Selica Winiata (Vice captain, 38)

    16 Forne Burkin (1)
    17 Leilani Perese (9)
    18 Olivia Ward-Duin*
    19 Joanah Ngan-Woo (2)
    20 Kennedy Simon (2)
    21 Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu (4)
    22 Krysten Cottrell (6)
    23 Kilisitina Moata'ane*

    North Harbour prop Olivia Ward-Duin and Otago midfielder Kilisitina Moata’ane are set to make their Test debut from the reserves at Optus Stadium.
    
    It’s a case of third time lucky for Moata’ane. She has been tantalising close to donning the black jersey twice before, only to suffer a late injury and be ruled out.
    
    The Black Ferns have had a two-week break since the San Diego series in the lead-up to the series against Australia. Moore said the players had recovered well and were excited to be back training together.
    
    “The Laurie O’Reilly is the equivalent of the Bledisloe Cup for us so it means a lot. We don’t see ourselves as defending it. We need to win it again. The players are all working hard to challenge selection and represent their country.
    
    “There’s a lot of anticipation around these double headers with the All Blacks and it will be special to play in Perth’s new stadium. It’s a sell out and we expect there’ll be quite a few Kiwis cheering us on. We’re looking forward to getting out there on Saturday,” he said.
    

    WHEN
    Sat 10 August 2019: 7.00pm NZT; 5pm AEST; 3pm local time

    LIVE on Sky Sport 1

    Replays: Sunday 11/8 at 10.00am (SS1), 10.30pm (SS3)

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    http://www.allblacks.com/News/34520/two-debutants-for-black-ferns-perth-test



  • Halftime. Black Ferns 22 Wallaroos 0.

    Wallaroos started fairly well but got tired.

    The hooker and the second five particularly impressive in the first half for the Black Ferns.

    Young rated 13 for Wallaroos hasn't touched the ball.



  • @KiwiMurph Chelsea Alley is awesome. I really rate her as one of the best current BFs.



  • @Stargazer very impressive.

    Left winger is brilliant in attack.



  • Full time: Wallaroos 10 - 47 Black Ferns

    What a hiding!



  • Yeah hopefully same again for next game





  • The prize is already in the bag, but I'm looking forward to another great game on Saturday!

    Black Ferns to play the Wallaroos (Number of caps in brackets, *denotes debut):

    1 Toka Natua (21)
    2 Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate (29)
    3 Aleisha-Pearl Nelson (34)
    4 Eloise Blackwell (42)
    5 Charmaine Smith (26)
    6 Pia Tapsell (5)
    7 Les Elder (Captain,17)
    8 Charmaine McMenamin (24)
    9 Kendra Cocksedge (Vice captain, 52)
    10 Ruahei Demant (10)
    11 Ayesha Leti-I'iga (8)
    12 Chelsea Alley (23)
    13 Carla Hohepa (24)
    14 Renee Wickliffe (40)
    15 Selica Winiata (Vice captain, 39)

    16 Luka Connor (3)
    17 Leilani Perese (10)
    18 Olivia Ward-Duin (1)
    19 Jackie Patea-Fereti (17)
    20 Kennedy Simon (3)/Joanah Ngan-Woo (3)
    21 Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu (5)
    22 Krysten Cottrell (7)
    23 Grace Brooker*

    Uncapped Canterbury utility back Grace Brooker, experienced Wellington lock Jackie Patea-Fereti, and Bay of Plenty hooker Luka Connor, have all been added to the Black Ferns reserves for Saturday's Test.
    

    LIVE on Sky Sport 1; kick-off 5.00pm.

    http://www.allblacks.com/News/34547/three-changes-to-black-ferns-side-to-play-australia



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  • Less than 10 minutes played, and both teams have already scored a try. BFs lead 7 - 5

    First try scored by Demant; the Aussie try scored by Aussie 7s speedster Mahalia Murphy.

    I started watching via the spidercam channell (ch 50), but while it gives some beautiful views of the scrum, line-out etc, it generally moves too slowly to my liking. I've moved back to SS1.



  • Haha, no love lost between these teams.



  • Awesome scrum from the BFs.



  • Great try from Blackwell.

    17 - 5 NZ



  • Interesting to see that it is the Aussie left winger, who is taking their kicks at goal.

    BFs captain Les Elder off injured.

    Half time: NZ 17 - 8 AUS



  • Great team try. Hohepa again.

    25 - 8 NZ



  • Wondeful try Black Ferns. Length of the field attack very impressive.



  • @KiwiMurph I just missed that! Was that the rookie, Grace Brooker?



  • @Stargazer nah the number 8 scored. The debutant came on after the try.



  • And a try to Charmaine Smith in the 81st minute to finish the game.

    Full time: NZ 37 - 8 AUS


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