28 Aug 2009

Ferns dumped again by invitation side

7:42 am on 28 August 2009

It got worse for the Silver Ferns in Rotorua on Tuesday night - they lost again to the World Seven 53-44, double the margin of their first game loss in Wellington and the series is gone.

New Zealand were behind throughout the match, the second in a three-game series against a composite team before a five-Test series against Australia.

Coach Ruth Aitken struggled to explain her team's second disappointing effort, simply saying they were just flat.

The third game is in Auckland on Saturday.