25 Aug 2010

Black Ferns give Aussie rugby lesson

5:58 am on 25 August 2010

The New Zealand women's rugby team have outclassed trans-tasman rivals Australia 32-5 at the World Cup in England, moving to top spot in pool A following their opening round victory over South Africa.

Australia never looked like threatening in a match where the Black Ferns speed, aggression and accuracy proved too much for the Wallaroos to handle.

The Black Ferns openside flanker Justine Lavea was named player of the match with the number 7 scoring two tries and consistently turning over Australian ball.

New Zealand sit firmly at the top of pool A and a win over Wales in their last pool game on Sunday morning will guarantee the Black Ferns qualify top of their group.