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New Zealand score 19 tries in 121-0 Women’s RWC thrashing of Hong Kong

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Portia Woodman touches down for one of her eight tries against Hong Kong. © Getty Images Portia Woodman touches down for one of her eight tries against Hong Kong.

New Zealand thrashed Hong Kong by the remarkable margin of 121-0 in their Women’s Rugby World Cup Pool A clash at Billings Park in Dublin. The Black Ferns, who beat Wales in their opening fixture, scored 19 tries with the winger Portia Woodman crossing eight times, including six in the second half.

The centre Theresa Fitzpatrick scored twice, while there were also tries for Carla Hohepa, Charmaine McMenamin, Chelsea Alley, Hazel Tubic, Sosoli Talawadua, Lesley Ketu, Kelly Brazier and Stacey Waaka. The scrum-half Kendra Cocksedge scored a try and converted 13 of the tries.\

This was not a Women’s World Cup record however – New Zealand beat Germany 134-6 in 1998.

England’s next opponents in Pool B, USA, beat Spain 43-0. They scored six tries, two of them to Naya Tapper, to secure their second bonus-point win.

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