Wallaroos beware! Black Ferns a ‘level up’ for Bledisloe double-header

The Wallaroos had better look out, the Black Ferns will be a level up for tonight’s Bledisloe double-header in Sydney.

That’s because the world champions added a re-enactment of the video for the Ciara track, Level Up, to their preparations on the eve of the Test.

A video, posted to Instagram by debutant winger Alena Saili, showed the team go through the routine on the cliffs overlooking Coogee Beach.

Ciara’s original video was actually choreographed by Parris Goebel, the New Zealand-born dancer, while it was filmed at Auckland Museum.

READ MORE: Dance queen Parris Goebel helps US singer Ciara on new music video with distinctly New Zealand flavour.

Saili, the 19-year-old Black Ferns Sevens player, was one of five debutants named with Auckland’s Ruahei Demant to start at first-five-eighth while Krysten Cottrell (Hawke's Bay), Cristo Tofa (North Harbour) and Leilani Perese (Counties Manukau) are in line to make their debuts off the bench.

The Black Ferns’ Test kicks off at 7.15pm NZT.

Black Ferns: 1. Phillipa Love (2) 2. Fiao'o Faamausili (52, captain) 3. Aldora Itunu (15) 4. Eloise Blackwell (32) 5.Charmaine Smith (16) 6. Charmaine McMenamin (14) 7. Les Elder (9) 8. Aroha Savage (28) 9. Kendra Cocksedge (42, co-vice captain) 10.Ruahei Demant (0) 11.Alena Saili (0) 12.Theresa Fitzpatrick (7) 13.Stacey Waaka (11) 14.Renee Wickliffe (30) 15.Selica Winiata (31, co-vice captain) 16.Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate (19) 17.Cristo Tofa (0) 18.Leilani Perese (0) 19.Jackie Patea-Fereti (12) 20.Linda Itunu (34) 21.Kristina Sue (10) 22.Krysten Cottrell (0) 23.Chelsea Alley (15)


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