She ain't afraid of no ghosts, but our sevens team...

8:30 am on 9 August 2016
Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones

Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones Photo: AFP

Rio 2016 Olympics - The New Zealand women's rugby sevens team has a new fan - Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.

Jones recently left Twitter for a time, amid racist and sexist trolling, but she's back, and tweeting her enjoyment of tennis, gymnastics, fencing and "ping pong".

On discovering the New Zealand women's rugby sevens team playing the US, Jones tweeted "these bitches is tough whaaaaat," then called on them to take on NFL team the New York Giants.

A tweet by Leslie Jones during the Rio Olympics which reads “No where near the Victoria Secret football league shit these bitches is for real!! I want them to play the Giants.”

Leslie Jones - new Sevens fan Photo: Twitter

With five minutes to go in the second half, and New Zealand up by five, she tweeted "I. Am. So. Intimidated."

After a pause to praise the referees and the rules, she finished her series of tweets by saying "No pads helmets nothing."

Yes, Leslie, rugby fans have been saying that for years.

Black Fern Ruby Tui in action against the USA at the Olympics

Ruby Tui (centre) in action against the USA. Photo: AFP

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