13 Jul 2013

Experienced Black Ferns side named

5:57 am on 13 July 2013

Black Ferns Coach Brian Evans has named an experience side to take on England in the first women's rugby international at Eden Park on Saturday.

There is a total of 210 caps in the starting XV, and another 77 caps on the bench.

Sevens World Cup champion Portia Woodman is the only new cap in the starting XV, named on the right wing.

Hooker Fiao'o Faamausili will captain the side.

The match will mark the 1000th women's rugby test.