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The Black Ferns have held out a strong Buildcorp Wallaroo’s outfit, in the opening match of the two Test Trans-Tasman Series with Australia going down 11-31.

Australia had nine debutants in the match that was played in front of a world record of 28,842; the highest ever for a Women’s International.

Both sides traded blows in the opening exchanges and it took 10 mins for the first points to be scored with scrumhalf Kendra Cocksedge crossing for New Zealand’s first try and give the visitors a 0-7 lead.

Australia’s Emily Robinson registered the first points for her side with a penalty in the 21st minute to lower the gap to 3-7.

Tries to New Zealand captain, Faio’o Faamausili and Aldora Itunu advanced the score to 3-19 at the break, despite some strong defensive efforts from the Buildcorp Wallaroos.

The second half saw New Zealand continue to ask defensive questions of the Wallaroos with two further tries to Fiao’o Faamausili, ending any hope of an Australian victory.

However, it was Alisha Hewitt coming off the bench who was to have the final say, finishing off with a try, following on from a dynamic run from Shanice Parker and Emily Chancellor, taking the score to AUS 11–31 NZ.

What they said: 
Buildcorp Wallaroo’s Head Coach, Dwayne Nestor said: “We didn’t let the game go and there will be a lot of positives that come out of the game.

“We’ll go back and look at the footage and pick out the good things as well as those things that we can fix, it all about getting into the right attitude for next week.

“I’m really positive about where we are as a side. There are changes we can easily make in order to have a much better game and we will come back a much stronger side next week” Nestor said.

The Buildcorp Wallaroo’s will take on the New Zealand Black Ferns again next week in the second instalment of the International double header to be played in Eden Park, Auckland.

As it Happened:
10 mins: Kendra Cocksedge try Kendra Cocksedge con AUS 0–7 NZ
21 mins: Emily Robinson pen AUS 3–7 NZ
28 mins: Fiao’o Faamausili try AUS 3–12 NZ
32 mins: Grace Hamilton Yellow Card
42 mins: Aldora Itunu try Kendra Cocksedge con AUS 3–19 NZ
48 mins: Emily Robinson pen AUS 6–19 NZ
59 mins: Fiao’o Faamausili try AUS 3–24 NZ
68 mins: Fiao’o Faamausili try Kendra Cocksedge AUS 6–31 NZ
72 mins: Alisha Hewett try AUS 11–31 NZ
75 mins: Jackie Patea-Fereti Yellow Card

Buildcorp Wallaroos:
1. Emily Robinson, 2. Liz Patu, 3. Evelyn Horomia, 4. Michelle Milward, 5. Rebecca Clough, 6. Emily Chancellor, 7. Georgia O’Neill, 8. Grace Hamilton, 9. Cobie-Jane Morgan, 10. Trileen Pomare, 11. Samantha Treherne, 12. Crystal Maguire, 13 Atasi Lafai, 14. Mhicca Carter, 15 Mahalia Murphy, 16. Darryl Wickliffe, 17. Melissa Fatu, 18. Hana Ngaha, 19 Alisha Hewett, 20. Kiri Lingman, 21. Alice Tonumaivao, 22. Fenella Hake, 23. Shanice Parker

Black Ferns:
1. Phillipa Love, 2. Fiao’o Faamausili ©, 3. Aldora Itunu, 4. Eloise Blackwell, 5. Charmaine Smith, 6. Charmaine McMenamin, 7. Les Elder,  8. Aroha Savage, 9. Kendra Cocksedge (vc), 10. Ruahei Demant, 11. Alena Saili, 12. Theresa Fitzpatrick, 13. Stacey Waaka, 14. Renee Wickliffe, 15. Selica Winiata (vc), 16. Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate, 17. Cristo Tofa, 18. Leilani Perese, 19. Jackie Patea-Fereti, 20. Linda Itunu, 21. Kristina Sue, 22. Krysten Cottrell, 23. Chelsea Alley (15)

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