Black Ferns win first game of the World Cup

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The Black Ferns have won their home world cup opener 41-17 against Australia at Eden Park.

Australia started the better of the two sides scoring the first three tries in the game and having a 17-0 lead after half an hour.

The Black Ferns scored two quick tries before the break to cut the lead to 5 meaning the score was 17-15 at the break.

After the break the Black Ferns continued their momentum coming up against a 13 women side after two Australian players were sent to the bin.

England also opened their women’s Rugby World Cup campaign with a 84-19 rout of Fiji at Eden Park.

France also beat South Africa 40-5.

Today’s crowd for the triple-header was a record for a women’s World Cup match and for a standalone women’s sporting fixture in New Zealand.

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