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England 14:30 New Zealand

Black Ferns complete series whitewash over England with 29-8 win

Last Updated: 21/07/13 3:34pm

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New Zealand's Black Ferns completed a 3-0 series whitewash with an emphatic 29-8 victory against England in Pukekohe on Saturday.

Although it was England who struck first blood, it was ultimately the Black Ferns that prevailed courtesy of tries from Claire Richardson, Aroha Savage, Selica Winiata and Kendra Cocksedge.

Rochelle Clark attempted to thwart the Black Fern dominance but England were once again on the wrong end of one-sided affair on New Zealand soil.

Katy Mclean opened the scoring with a penalty as England punished an early mistake from the Black Ferns at the breakdown.

The lead was short lived, however, as Richardson charged through the England defence to score the opening try of the match with Kelly Braizer adding the extras.

Flanker Savage added her name to the score-sheet shortly afterwards with her first Test try in 10 matches, much to the delight of the home crowd who enjoyed watching her powerful display.


Black Ferns fly-half Braizer was on hand to convert once more before adding a three-pointer to her tally as the hosts went in at the break with a 17-3 lead.

England's hopes were rejuvenated following the restart as Clark scored from a line-out drive to reduce the deficit to 9 with 35 minutes left to play.

Those hopes were soon shattered when Winiata completed a fine backline play to take the hosts 14-points clear with the siren fast approaching.

Frustration dominated in the England ranks and Gary Street's women paid the price when they were reduced to 14 as Harriet Millar-Mills was shown a yellow card for disrupting the breakdown with four minutes to play.

The Black Ferns seized their personnel advantage and the rout was completed when Cocksedge crossed after the siren to wrap up the three-Test series with panache.

England's wait for a victory on New Zealand soil currently stands at 12 years and they will have to wait even longer after another disappointing whitewash.

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