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Wallaroos v Black Ferns

Not the Wallaroos night last night, going down to the Black Ferns 50-0 at Dolphin Stadium in Redcliffe



A good crowd of 7000 braved the cool Thursday night temperatures to set an Australian Women's Rugby attendance record.


Black Ferns 50 (Tries: Kalounivale, Brunt 2, Paul 2, C. Bremner, A. Bremner, Hohaia; Conv: Holmes 4/6, Willison 1/2) defeated Wallaroos 0


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Teams


WALLAROOS (1-15): Bree-Anna Cheatham, Tania Naden, Eva Karpani, Michaela Leonard (c), Annabelle Codey, Kaitlan Leaney, Ashley Marsters, Grace Hamilton, Layne Morgan, Carys Dallinger, Ivania Wong, Cecilia Smith, Georgina Friedrichs, Maya Stewart, Faitala Moleka.

RESERVES: Madison Schuck, Emily Robinson, Bridie O'Gorman, Sera Naiqama, Emily Chancellor, Jasmin Huriwai, Arabella McKenzie, Alana Elisaia.

BLACK FERNS (1-15): Kate Henwood, Georgia Ponsonby, Tanya Kalounivale, Maiakawanakaulani Roos, Chelsea Bremner, Alana Bremner, Kennedy Simon (co-c), Liana Mikaele-Tu'u, Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu, Ruahei Demant (co-c), Katelyn Vahaakolo, Sylvia Brunt, Amy du Plessis, Mererangi Paul, Renee Holmes

RESERVES: Luka Connor, Krystal Murray, Amy Rule, Joanah Ngan Woo, Kendra Reynolds, Iritana Hohaia, Rosie Kelly, Tenika Willison


Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron

Assistant Referees Amber McLachlan & Natarsha Ganley


Commentary


0 We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

0 The defensive line has been broken as Mererangi Paul goes through the gap.

5 The defensive line has been broken as Bree-Anna Cheatham goes through the gap.

11 Kennedy Simon played a key part in that try.

11 Tanya Kalounivale scores the try from close range.

12 Renee Holmes converts the try.

19 This is dangerous for the defence as Kennedy Simon bursts through to advance the New Zealand Women attack.

23 That's a great try assist by Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu.

23 New Zealand Women are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Sylvia Brunt picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

24 Renee Holmes makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

30 Trouble here as Ruahei Demant breaches the defence.

33 Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu sets up the try.

33 The pick and go results in a try for New Zealand Women as Sylvia Brunt goes over.

34 Renee Holmes does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

36 That's a great try assist by Renee Holmes.

36 A perfectly weighted kick allows Mererangi Paul to score the try.

37 The ball swings towards the posts but floats to the right, Renee Holmes will have to re-adjust the radar.

40 The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40 The second half kicks off.

41 Renee Holmes played a key part in that try.

41 Incisive passing by New Zealand Women is finished off by Mererangi Paul, as they goes over for the try.

42 New Zealand Women go for goal with Renee Holmes taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

44 New Zealand Women make a substitution with Georgia Ponsonby coming off.

44 New Zealand Women make a substitution with Luka Connor coming on.

44 New Zealand Women make a substitution with Kate Henwood coming off.

44 New Zealand Women make a substitution with Krystal Murray coming on.

44 New Zealand Women make a substitution with Tanya Kalounivale coming off.

44 New Zealand Women make a substitution with Amy Rule coming on.

46 Sylvia Brunt makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

47 Australia Women decide to make a substitution, with Carys Dallinger being replaced.

47 Australia Women decide to make a substitution, with Arabella McKenzie getting some game time.

50 Kaitlan Leaney comes off.

50 Emily Chancellor comes on.

50 Bree-Anna Cheatham comes off.

50 Emily Robinson comes on.

50 Annabelle Codey comes off.

50 Sera Naiqama comes on.

50 Sylvia Brunt comes off.

50 Rosie Kelly comes on.

50 Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu comes off.

50 Iritana Hohaia comes on.

54 That's a great try assist by Iritana Hohaia.

54 Nothing was going to stop Chelsea Bremner from scoring as they record the try for New Zealand Women.

55 The touch judges raise their flags as Renee Holmes kicks the conversion.

55 Eva Karpani leaves the field.

55 Bridie O'Gorman comes on for Australia Women.

55 Chelsea Bremner leaves the field.

55 Joanah Ngan-Woo comes on for New Zealand Women.

55 Renee Holmes leaves the field.

55 Tenika Willison comes on for New Zealand Women.

58 Kennedy Simon leaves the field.

58 Kendra Reynolds comes on for New Zealand Women.

58 Maya Stewart leaves the field.

58 Alana Elisaia comes on for Australia Women.

61 The defensive line has been broken as Tania Naden goes through the gap.

63 The defensive line has been broken as Amy Rule goes through the gap.

65 The defensive line has been broken as Arabella McKenzie goes through the gap.

66 Australia Women make a substitution with Tania Naden coming off.

66 Australia Women make a substitution with Madison Schuck coming on.

66 Australia Women make a substitution with Layne Morgan coming off.

66 Australia Women make a substitution with Jasmin Huriwai coming on.

68 A gap opened in the defence and Faitala Moleka took full advantage.

74 Rosie Kelly played a key part in that try.

74 A gap opened in the defence and Alana Bremner took full advantage.

74 A series of passes by New Zealand Women results in a try for Alana Bremner

74 Tenika Willison has kicked a conversion.

75 Faitala Moleka comes off.

79 This is dangerous for the defence as Amy du Plessis bursts through to advance the New Zealand Women attack.

80 Amy du Plessis sets up the try.

80 A wonderful passing move by New Zealand Women is finished off by Iritana Hohaia

81 New Zealand Women go for goal with Tenika Willison taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

81 It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

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