BEAUTIFUL RUGBY BEAUTIFUL BLACK FERNS

The Black Ferns continued on their winning ways at the World women’s rugby cup last weekend with a resounding 56-12, 10 tries to two win over Wales, producing more brilliant razzle dazzle led by two of their backline superstars Portia Woodman and captain and first five Ruahei Demant.

However cup favourites England continue to set the standard following their 13-7 close-call against France in a brutal contest during which France’s magnificent defence (214 tackles) almost upset the Poms who have now gone their last 27 matches unbeaten.

Tacled Hard All Game

These teams will be there Black Ferns biggest hurdle to winning this competition and what a contrast in styles particularly between England and New Zealand, the Poms grinding well organised and powerful forward pack setting the tone and talented first five Zoe Harrison moving her side around the park with a superb kicking game.

Contrast the Black Ferns who barely kick at all and when they do it’s an attacking kick, most of the time it’s ball in hand letting their skills speed and power deal with the opposition.

Zoe Harrison

Another highlight of last weekend’s second round action was Fiji’s first ever win at a women’s World Cup as they scored near full-time to beat South Africa  21-17, a highlight of that match being the performance of giant Fijian prop Siteri Rasolea, a one woman wrecking ball and skilful wth it.

Another barn storming run from Siteri Rasolea

Something else which has impressed us is the outstanding standard of refereeing by the ladies, a breath of fresh air as they do their best to let the players take the limelight.

Myself, John Alexander is joined by former Marlborough and King Country loose-forward Greg Brimble to discuss this wonderful competition and Greg like me is hugely excited by the brilliant rugby action we’ve seen so far.

Interview & Story by John Alexander | Supporting Images sourced by Absolutely Famous.

Share:

Comments are closed.

Search

Social Media

THE LATEST

DAN STAINS – PART OF QUEENSLAND’S MOST FAMOUS ORIGIN TEAMS

John Alexander catches up with a former Queensland rugby league state of origin star Dan Stains and gets a very interesting insight into how rugby league was at the top in the 1980s-90s in an era where no-one took a back step if the biff broke out and many players worked other jobs.

Frank Endacott’s contribution to New Zealand rugby league is probably not fully appreciated by those who aren’t close to him. Affectionately called “Happy Frank” because of his beaming cheerful smile, his enthusiasm and positive nature, he played rugby league in the days when in his words, “It was brutal.

HAPPY FRANK – A NEW ZEALAND RUGBY LEAGUE CHAMPION

Frank Endacott’s contribution to New Zealand rugby league is probably not fully appreciated by those who aren’t close to him.
Affectionately called “Happy Frank” because of his beaming cheerful smile, his enthusiasm and positive nature, he played rugby league in the days when in his words, “It was brutal.

All Blacks vs Ireland 2022

It’s Black Magic

An impressive start to the international rugby season for the mighty All Blacks last Saturday with a comprehensive 42-19 drubbing of Ireland…

Categories

Related Posts

Shopping Basket