Black Ferns to play England in WRWC 2017 Final

The Black Ferns, for the fourth time in Women's Rugby World Cup history, will face off against England in the final for a shot at their fifth World Cup title.

 

New Zealand were victorious in the three previous meetings, amid a run of four successive titles from 1998-2010, and were the first to book their place in Saturday's decider with a 45-12 defeat of USA in the first semi-final.

 

High praises for top scoring winger Portia Woodman who scored four of New Zealand's eight tries in a physical encounter against a Women's Eagles' outfit. 

 

Captain Fiao'o Faamausili says the team is just so excited to be in the final. 

 

"Full credit to our supporters, and to the USA team, they kept battling right to the 80th minute and we have a lot of respect for them,” said the seasoned captain who celebrated her 50th cap in their match against Canada.

 

Fiao’o, of Samoan descent, is now the most capped Black Fern in her fifth Rugby World Cup.

 

"The girls had to dig deep,” she said of the Ferns’ match against the Eagles. 

 

"We've been training hard throughout the week, our preparation has been on point and I couldn't be any prouder of way girls played today."

 

The tournament final is set for 6.45am on Sunday (NZ time) and will also be played in Belfast.

 

Watch Woodman score one of her four tries from the game below


 

 

23/08/17