Black Ferns skipper Fiao'o Fa'amausili scores brilliant hat-trick as NZ dominate Wallaroos

Relive all the action of 1 NEWS NOW's live coverage of tonight's Test between the Black Ferns and Wallaroos at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.


The Black Ferns outclassed the home team 31-11 with five tries to Australia's one. The Wallaroos showed glimpses of brilliance in the Test against the World champions but mistakes and discipline proved costly.

73 mins: NZ 31 AUS 11

TRY! Australia cross over for their first try of the match after some great offloads in the lead up to the try. It is reserve forward Alisha Hewett who gets the five-pointer.

The conversion is unsuccessful.

68 mins: NZ 31 AUS 6

TRY! Black Ferns captain Fiao'o Fa'amausili gets a hat-trick! It's another dominant line-out drive from NZ and the Wallaroos have no answer to defend the attacking maul.

Kendra Cocksedge's nails her shot at goal from out wide.

60 mins: NZ 24 AUS 6

TRY! Fiao'o Fa'amausili gets her second try of the match after a well-worked line-out drive from the Black Ferns forwards.

Kendra Cocksedge's attempt at goal from out wide is unsuccessful.

58 mins: NZ 19 AUS 6

NO TRY! Wallaroos' blindside flanker Emily Chancellor comes up with a great try-saving tackle. NZ's left winger Alena Saili made the initial break before passing it to right winger Renee Wickliffe. But she is run down by Chancellor.

Black Ferns' Stacey Waaka takes on the Wallaroos defence at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Wallaroos v Black Ferns, Bledisloe doubleheader. ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia. 18th August 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson /
Black Ferns' Stacey Waaka takes on the Wallaroos defence at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Source: Photosport

49 mins: NZ 19 AUS 6

THREE! Wallaroos make a great break through flanker Emily Chancellor who makes an excellent read and intercept. Australia earn themselves a penalty after New Zealand are ruled to have been offside. 

Australia's loosehead prop Emily Robinson steps up and nails a straight forward kick in front of the goal posts.

40 mins: NZ 19 AUS 3

And we are back underway! The Black Ferns opt to kick off deep to the Wallaroos.


40 mins: NZ 19 AUS 3

TRY! After an excellent run by NZ halfback Kendra Cocksedge who catches the home team napping with a quick tap and go. Black Ferns' tighthead prop Aldora Itunu powers over to score.

Cocksedge converts Itunu's try. The Black Ferns lead at the break 19-3.

33 mins: NZ 12 AUS 3

YELLOW CARD! Australia's No.8 Grace Hamilton has been sent to the bin for collapsing the maul.

28 mins: NZ 12 AUS 3

Selica Winiata.
New Zealand Black Ferns v England. International Women's Rugby Series © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga /
Black Ferns fullback Selica Winiata. Source: Photosport

TRY! The Black Ferns skipper Fiao'o Fa'amausili sneaks over to score down the left flank after a great line-out drive from the New Zealand team.

New Zealand's halfback Kendra Cocksedge conversion attempt from out wide drops just under the goal posts. NZ lead Australia 12-3.

21 mins: NZ 7 AUS 3

THREE! Autralia's loose head prop Emily Robinson nails her shot at goal and Australia are on the score-board.

20 mins: NZ 7 AUS 0

PENALTY! Black Ferns' No.8 Aroha Savage is penalised for not rolling away in the tackle. Wallaroos' Mahalia Murphy was unlucky not to score after making a brilliant run from over halfway and beating several NZ defenders before being tackled 10 metres out from the try-line.

12 mins: NZ 7 AUS 0

TRY! Black Ferns' winger Renee Wickliffe cleans up for NZ down the right edge after a pass from her teammate doesn't find its mark. She beats several Aussie defenders with her brilliant footwork before she makes a perfect offload for NZ halfback Kendra Cocksedge who scores the first try of the match.

Cocksedge converts her own try.

2 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0

PENALTY! Australia is penalised for an offside play at about halfway. It has been all the Black Ferns in the firs two minutes of the match. Their forwards have been strong with solid carries. New Zealand fail to find touch with their kick off a penalty.

NZ 0 AUS 0

KICK-OFF! And we are underway! Australia opt for a short kick-off.


The defending World Champs - the Black Ferns have named 10 players which started in last year's World Cup final against England in Dublin to face Australia tonight.

Black Ferns sevens stars winger Portia Woodman, inside centre Kelly Brazier and flanker Sarah Goss are not in the squad.  

Australia are yet to win a game against the Black Ferns. New Zealand can extend that winning streak to 16-0 tonight if they win.

The New Zealand team is skippered by veteran Fiao'o Fa'amausili who has played 52 Tests for the Black Ferns.

BLACK FERNS: Selica Winiata, Renee Wickliffe, Stacey Waaka, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Alena Saili, Ruahei Demant, Kendra Cocksedge, Aroha Savage, Les Elder, Charmaine McMenamin, Charmaine Smith, Eloise Blackwell, Aldora Itunu, Fiao'o Faamausili (capt), Phillipa Love.

RESERVES: Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate, Cristo Tofa, Leilani Perese, Jackie Patea-Fereti, Linda Itunu, Kristina Sue, Krysten Cottrell, Chelsea Alley.

WALLAROOS: 1. Emily Robinson, 2. Liz Patu, 3. Evelyn Horomia, 4. Michelle Milward, 5. Rebecca Clough, 6. Emily Chancellor*, 7. Georgia O’Neill*, 8. Grace Hamilton, 9. Cobie-Jane Morgan, 10. Trileen Pomare, 11. Samantha Treherne, 12. Crystal Maguire*, 13 Atasi Lafai*, 14 Mhicca Carter*, 15 Mahalia Murphy.


16. Darryl Wickliffe*,17. Melissa Fatu*, 18. Hana Ngaha, 19 Alisha Hewett, 20. Kiri Lingman, 21. Alice Tonumaivao*, 22. Fenella Hake, 23. Shanice Parker*.

33 mins: NZ 12 AUS 3
68 mins: NZ 31 AUS 6
68 mins: NZ 31 AUS 6

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