27 Aug 2010

Changes to Black Ferns team

2:56 pm on 27 August 2010

The New Zealand women's rugby coach Brian Evans has made a number of changes to his side for Sunday morning's final World Cup pool match against Wales in London.

Auckland hooker Karina Penetito and her provincial team-mate centre Trish Hina, along with halfback Kendra Cocksedge and utility back Halie Hurring, both from Canterbury, getting their first starts of the tournament.

Auckland winger Victoria Grant has been named captain in place of Melissa Ruscoe, who will start off the bench.

Auckland winger Renee Wickcliffe was unavailable for selection due to a calf injury.

New Zealand have had covincing wins over South Africa and Australia so far while Wales have lost both their matches.