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New Zealand Women scored their second victory in five-days over Australia with a 29-3 victory in QBE Stadium Auckland. It marked another game where the Wallaroos scored no tries.
The Black Ferns led 17-3 at the break, and although Australia played stout defense, again, they could not cross the try line.
The New Zealanders used three sevens Olympic silver medalists - Portia Woodman, Kelly Brazier, and Sarah Gross - to notch the win. Woodman had a second half try off an overlap.
The Black Ferns, favorites to win the Women's RWC next August in Ireland, will depart for a tour of Europe this autumn when they will play matches against Canada, Ireland, and the 2014 RWC winners, England. In the game against the Irish Women, the Black Ferns will seek revenge against the XV that beat them in pool play in 2014.
A Women's venue scheduled for this Saturday will see Wales host Scotland. The Welsh women will play their next three games in the venerated Cardiff Arms Park. Scotland have not beaten Wales away since 2005. The match begins at noon.