13 Nov 2009

Test debut for Otago's Kelly Brazier

6:46 pm on 13 November 2009

Otago fullback Kelly Brazier will make her debut for the New Zealand women's rugby side on Sunday morning in the first of two tests against England.

The Black Ferns Coach Brian Evans has also included Canterbury's Casey Robertson and vice-captain Amiria Rule (nee Marsh) who last played in the 2006 World Cup winning side which beat England in the final.

Victoria Heighway, the most capped Black Fern with 26, will captain the side for the first time.

The Black Ferns will play England A on Tuesday followed by a second Test at Twickenham on Sunday week.

The team is: Ruth McKay, Fiao'o Faamausili, Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox,Kimberly Smith, Victoria Heighway, Linda Itunu, Justine Lavea, Casey Robertson; Emma Jensen,

Rebecca Mahoney, Carla Hohepa, Amiria Rule (vice-captain), Huriana Manuel, Victoria Grant,15 Kelly Brazier. Replacements; Claire Rowat, Beth Mallard, Vita Robinson, Olivia Coady,Kendra Cocksedge, Renee Wickliffe,m Anika Tiplady.