On Saturday, in the Women’s Rugby World Cup, New Zealand gained a spectacular 41-17 victory over Australia in their opening match.
The match occurred at Auckland’s Eden Park, where a record crowd came to see the game between reigning champions New Zealand and Australian Wallaroos.
The start for the Australian Wallaroos was very good, as, in the first half-hour, they made three tries and led the display by 17-0. In the second half, New Zealand’s players charged, took the lead by 41-17, and sealed the victory for their team.
In the win against Wallaroos, New Zealand’s Portia Woodman scored a hat-trick, and Ruby Tuiscored seven unanswered tries to seal a comfortable win.
After the win, New Zealand’s captain, Ruahei Demant, said It was a game of two halves, and Australia put us under the pump there right from the start. I am proud of how we closed off that first half and the way that we finished that game, Ruahei said.
Wallaroos had never beaten Balck Ferns in the previous 22 matches, but in this match, it seemed that they were going to win, as their winger Bienne Terita crossed twice in the right corner, and Ivania Wong also scored. But Joanah Ngan-Woo’s run and two tries from Woodman put the Black Ferns on the board, as they tied the score 17-17.
After leveling the score, New Zealand didn’t give any chance to the Wallaroos to score, which resulted in another win for the Black Ferns.