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Black Ferns crush Wallaroos

NZN 22/10/2016 Darren Walton

The Black Ferns have continued their domination of the Wallaroos with a record-setting 67-3 win over over Australia's women's rugby team in Auckland.

Hoping to set the tone for the All Blacks in the opening match of Saturday's historic double-header at Eden Park, the Black Ferns piled on 11 unanswered tries in romping to their 14th consecutive victory over the Wallaroos.

The home team had the match wrapped up at halftime after heading to the break with a 31-3 lead.

Showing speed and precision to rival the world champion All Blacks, the Kiwis continued the onslaught in the second half to post their biggest win over Australia since 1995 - matching the 64-point winning margin in Auckland 21 years ago.

Fullback Selica Winiata led the way with a superb four-try haul, while halfback Kendra Cocksedge was among the many other stars for the Black Ferns.

Cocksedge initiated a raft of attacks with her bullet-like pass as well scoring 13 points from a try and four conversions.

Hooker and captain Fiao'o Fa'amausili posted two five-pointers while winger Honey Hireme, centre Chelsea Alley, five-eighth Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali and lock Eloise Blackwell also crossed, with Winiata's second try completing the play of the day sparked by goose-stepping winger Renee Wickliffe.

Skipper and flyhalf Ash Hewson was the pick of the Wallaroos, the former Matilda landing an early penalty, kicking with authority in general play and being unlucky not to set up a try after making a rare first-half break for the visitors.

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