4 Nov 2023

Black Ferns v England: Recap of WXVI tournament's final match

9:03 pm on 4 November 2023
Mererangi Paul of the New Zealand Black Ferns (black 11) attempts to slide through the English defence. Georgia Ponsonby of the New Zealand Black Ferns (black 2) and Chelsea Bremner of the New Zealand Black Ferns (black 5) (right) are in support. New Zealand Black Ferns v England Red Roses, WXV 1 women’s rugby union match at Go Media Stadium, Mt Smart, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday 4 November 2023. Photo credit: Alex Leech / www.photosport.nz

Mererangi Paul of the Black Ferns tries to slide through the English defence at Mt Smart Stadium. Georgia Ponsonby and Chelsea Bremner are in support. Photo: Alex Leech / www.photosport.nz

England have beaten the Black Ferns, 33-12, in the end of the final match of the inaugural WXVI tournament at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

The Black Ferns beat England 34-31 in the final of the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland in December last year.

This was the Black Ferns' first Test match at Mount Smart, and their 31st Test against England, having first met in 1997.

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