Classy Black Ferns too good for Wallaroos
Elder, who was industrious and effective all day, latched onto an intercept and ran 40m for the score. Leti-I’iga finally found some reward for her try, and replacement loose forward Joanah Ngan-Woo plunged over from a pick and go to put an exclamation mark on this Black Ferns’ performance.
There was time later in the game for the Black Ferns to hand debuts to replacements, centre Kilisitina Moata’ane and prop Olivia Ward-Duin.
“We asked a lot of the team after the Super Series. We played clinically at the start, which helped open things up at the end,” said Elder.
Both sides will clash again next Saturday at Auckland’s Eden Park before the All Blacks and Wallabies Bledisloe II. Kickoff is at 5pm.
Black Ferns 47 (Charmaine McMenamin 2, Renee Wickliffe, Ruahei Demant, Selica Winiata, Les Elder, Ayesha Leti-I’iga, Joanah Ngan-Woo tries; Kendra Cocksedge con, pen, Demant con) Australia 10 (Lori Cramer 2 tries) HT: 22-0 Black Ferns