9 Feb 2015

Woodman stars as NZ women sweep pool in Brazil

1:03 pm on 9 February 2015

New Zealand rugby sevens star Portia Woodman has become the first player to score 50 tries in the women's World Series as the Sevens Sisters swept their pool in Brazil.

Portia Woodman

Portia Woodman's in fine form for New Zealand Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Woodman touched down five times in the big 54-0 win over France and ended the opening day in Sau Paulo with 10 tries.

The New Zealanders also thrashed Spain 36-7, and the USA 35-12, and will play the Americans again in the Cup quarter-finals.

They thrashed France 54-0, Spain 36-7 and the USA 35-12, and the New Zealanders beat the Americans again in the Cup quarter-finals, 28-17, before squeezing past France 12-5 then beating Australia 17-10 in the final.

They lead the series from Australia and Canada.