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 https://nzrl.co.nz/rlwc2017-womens-draw/.
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)