20 Oct 2018

Cocksedge delivers 100% goal kicking in Canterbury title win

7:08 pm on 20 October 2018

Canterbury have claimed back to back national women's rugby titles, beating Counties Manukau 52-29 in Christchurch to lift the Farah Palmer Cup.

Kendra Cocksedge of Canterbury scores a try during the Farah Palmer Cup Final rugby match, Canterbury v Counties Manukau, Rugby Park, Christchurch, 20 October 2018.

Kendra Cocksedge runs in for a try. Photo: Photosport

Canterbury scored seven tries to Counties' five.

Black Ferns halfback Kendra Cocksedge was outstanding, kicking seven conversions and scoring two tries of her own for Canterbury.

Sam Curtis also crossed for first half doubles.

Number 8 Aroha Savage never stopped trying for a Counties team that started fast, but were blown away in the first half by Canterbury, who led 35-10 at the main break.

Counties replacement prop Anastasia Mamea put in a good shift at the end, scoring a double as time ran out for the visitors.