24 Aug 2010

Five changes to Black Ferns

10:13 am on 24 August 2010

The New Zealand women's rugby coach Brian Evans has made five changes to his side to take on Australia in their second match at the World Cup in England tomorrow morning.

Coming into the starting lineup are the props Steph Te Ohaere-Fox and Mel Brosman, number eight Linda Itunu, winger Victoria Grant and fullback Rebecca Mahoney.

Utility back Trish Hina and loose forward Aroha Savage will both make their Test debut should they come off the bench.

The Black Ferns beat South Africa 55-3 in their opening group match.

The Australian squad features eight players from the Rugby World Cup Sevens team that won the inaugural tournament in Dubai last year. Australia won their opening pool match against Wales 26-12.