Kiwi Ferns overcome a strong Maori Ferns side in their World Cup warm-up match in Hamilton coming out on top, 32-12.

The win was extra special for local Kiwi Ferns, Honey Hireme and Shontelle Woodman, both scoring in front of a home crowd filled with family and friends.

Young Kiwi Ferns and debutantes were able to get a taste for the World Cup atmosphere on home soil, before heading to Sydney for the Women’s Rugby League World Cup where they will play their three pool matches

Kiwi Ferns Captain Laura Mariu reflects on the win in Waikato:

Kiwi Ferns 32 (Honey Hireme 2, Krystal Murray, Maitua Feterika 2, Shontelle Woodman, Apii Nicholls-Pualau tries; Kimiora Nati 2 goals) Maori Ferns 12 (Sharnita Woodman, Te Aroha Hapuku tries; Jonsal Tautari penalty & goal)