23 Aug 2017

Black Ferns into Rugby World Cup final

6:43 am on 23 August 2017

The Black Ferns have made it to the final of the Rugby World Cup, with a 45-12 victory over the US in their semi-final in Belfast this morning.

The New Zealand women's team led 15-7 at half time.

They remain on course for a fifth World Cup title and will play either defending champions England or France in the decider.

The Americans were competitive in the first half, but the New Zealanders took control in the second half, playing the majority of the game in the opposition half, and dominated possession.

They were down to 14 players for 10 minutes late in the game, when Linda Itunu was sin-binned for a high tackle, but they still managed to score a couple of tries in her absence.

The Black Ferns scored seven tries in total, with four of them to winger Portia Woodman.