21 Aug 2010

Black Ferns beat South Africa

6:16 pm on 21 August 2010

The New Zealand women's rugby team beat South Africa 55-3 in their opening match of the World Cup in England on Friday.

The Black Ferns scored nine tries, six of them in the first half. Sevens star Carla Hohepa scored a hat-trick.

In other matches Australia beat Wales 26-12 and Canada beat Scotland 37-10.

The tournament runs from 20 August to 5 September. New Zealand has won three times.