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WRWC 2014 - Opening Ceremony

New Zealand trounced Kazahkstan 79-5 in the opening game of the Women's 2014 Rugby World Cup. The Black Ferns led 38-0 at the half.

The outcome was expected between the top and lowest rated XVs in the tournament.

New Zealand scored 5 points, four for the win, and a bonus point for scoring four or more tries.

New Zealand starting XV: Winiata; Baker
; Manuel, Rule; Tiplady-Hurring; Brazier, Cocksedge; Mckay, Fa’amausili (captain), Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox, Eloise Blackwell, Sanita Levave, Rawinia Everitt, Justine Lavea, Casey Roberstson
Replacements: Ngata-Aerengamate, Nelson, Itunu, Savage, Jensen, Subritzky-Nafatali, Hireme 

Kazakhstan starting XV: Daurembayeva; Stepanyuga; Yakovleva (C), Baktybayeva; Nurmatova; Klyuchnikova, Baratova; Zhamankulova, Balashova, Yevdokimova, Karatygina, Matiyeva, Muradova, Radzivil, Kamendrovskaya
Replacements: Sazonova, Rogacheva, Kiryushina, Khamova, Proskurina, Koishybayeva, Shardina

 

Match Details

08.01.14 Marcoussis, France
Final Score
New Zealand
79
@
Kazahkstan
5