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Black Ferns fight back to beat England

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/11/2016

<span style="font-size:13px;">A superb individual performance from halfback Kendra Cocksedge helps the Black Ferns overcome world champions England 25-20 in London.</span> © Getty Images A superb individual performance from halfback Kendra Cocksedge helps the Black Ferns overcome world champions England 25-20 in London. Halfback Kendra Cocksedge proved the matchwinner as New Zealand overcame a 10-point deficit to beat England 25-20 in a women's rugby international in London.

Cocksedge scored 20 points, including two late penalties after world champions England had led 17-7 soon after halftime and were 20-19 up entering the last seven minutes at Twickenham Stoop.

Both teams scored three tries but the boot of player of the match Cocksedge proved the difference, along with her speed and vision.

She scored both of the Black Ferns tries in the second spell to follow a try to winger Renee Wickliffe on the stroke of halftime.

England led early through a try to Fiona Pocock while their second-half tries went to Harriet Millar-Mills and Lydia Thompson.

New Zealand's remaining matches on their three-Test tour are against Canada on Wednesday and Ireland on Sunday. Both games are in Dublin.

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