14 Aug 2017

Black Ferns humble Hong Kong

6:21 am on 14 August 2017

Wing Portia Woodman scored eight of her side's 19 tries as the Black Ferns routed Hong Kong 121-nil in their second game at the women's Rugby World Cup in Dublin.

It was the New Zealanders second win of the tournament after beating Wales 44-12 in their opening game... they play canada in their final pool match later this week.

It is the third time the Black Ferns have hit triple figures in a World Cup match.

Portia Woodman

Portia Woodman Photo: Photosport

Woodman admits she had a lot of running to do.

"(I'm) a little bit knackered...we were doing a conditioning session after a while but it's all down to the girls on the inside they're doing the work in the middle and I get the glory at the end."

New Zealand led 57-nil at half time.

First-five Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali was impressive as she landed cross-kicks on a dime for Woodman, who had a storming all round game with her speed too good for the opposition.

Despite the lopside nature of the match coach Glenn Moore was pleased with his side's performance.

"We needed to get a good win under our built...we made some improvement in our line-out but we need to take it up another notch yet," he said.

"We managed to utilise the whole squad in these first two games so we should have some gas left in the tank for this next game (against Canada) which is going to be important."

Champions England beat Italy 53-13 to also remain unbeaten.