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Black Ferns v USA - video and audio

Black Ferns v USA - video and audio

23/08/2017, Ireland, Rugby, Womens Rugby World Cup 2017, Article # 23840096
22 August 2017
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    Please find below links to post-match video content and audio content for media use from the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final; Black Ferns v USA.

VIDEO: Glenn Moore and Portia Woodman newsreel here
AUDIO: Glenn Moore and Portia Woodman newsreel here
Black Ferns v Canada - audio and video content for media use

Black Ferns v Canada - audio and video content for media use

18/08/2017, Ireland, Rugby, Womens Rugby World Cup 2017, Article # 23807273
17 August 2017
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    Media are invited to use the following video and audio post-match content from the Black Ferns v Canada match at the Women's Rugby World Cup in Dublin, Ireland today.
 

VIDEO of post match interviews - Glenn Moore and Fiao'o Faamausili

AUDIO of Post match interview - Glenn Moore 


AUDIO of post match interview - Fiao’o Faamausili
WALLAROOS RUN OVER JAPAN FOR FIRST WIN IN IRELAND

WALLAROOS RUN OVER JAPAN FOR FIRST WIN IN IRELAND

18/08/2017, Ireland, Rugby, Womens Rugby World Cup 2017, Article # 23807238
 

WALLAROOS RUN OVER JAPAN FOR FIRST WIN IN IRELAND

AUGUST 18, 2017

Note to editors: Images from the match can be downloaded here. Photo credit World Rugby.
 
The Wallaroos have secured their first win of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, running in five tries to secure a 29-15 win over Japan in their third and final pool game at University College Dublin's Billings Park.
 
Samantha Treherne secured a personal tally of 14-points, crossing for a double and slotting two conversions, while Grace Hamilton, Mahalia Murphy and Nareta Marsters also crossed for tries.
 
Australia dominated possession in the opening exchanges of the first-half, and were eventually rewarded for their patience with a try through Treherne in the 17th minute. Sarah Riordan missed the conversion, leaving the score at 5-nil.
 
Marsters nearly scored a 50-metre run-away try soon after, but the ball was knocked on in contact over the line.
 
Hamilton scored Australia’s second in the 31st minute, Treherne slotted the conversion to give the Wallaroos a 12-nil lead.
 
Australian Sevens star Mahalia Murphy was next to score, channelling her Sevens experience to streak away over 80-metres to score under the posts. Treherne made no made mistakes with the conversion, extending Australia’s lead to 19-nil.
 
Japan crossed for their first try on the stroke of half-time through prop Saki Minami. The conversion attempt from Mayu Shimizu was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 19-5 as the two teams headed into the sheds.
 
Australia went through phase-after-phase of attack in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, but Japan were the first to score in the second stanza through inside centre Riho Kurogi, narrowing the margin to 19-10.
 
Japan crossed for their third try in the 58th minute through Number 8 Mahi Takano, narrowing the Wallaroos’ lead to just 19-15.
 
Marsters crossed the line in the 66th minute to create some distance between Australia and Japan on the scoreboard, but Treherne had the final say of the match, scoring her second in the 72ndminute to secure the 29-15 win for the Wallaroos.
 
Head coach Paul Verrell said: “It’s pleasing for the team to secure a win after two very tough losses to Ireland and France.
 
“The team put in a lot of work on-and-off the field this week to ensure they were across the game plan and the style of Rugby we wanted to play against Japan and they executed that well.
 
“We can’t make the semi-finals with one pool win, but we still have a lot to play for. We’ll head to Belfast with the goal of finishing as highly ranked as we possibly can to ensure we can compete at the next World Cup.
 
“We also want to continue to build as a team and create a Wallaroos program that girls back home want to be a part of. Participation in Rugby for females is on the rise off the back of the Sevens success in Rio, we need to ensure the 15s game is just as healthy to provide opportunities for the next generation.”
 
Australia’s next match will take place on Tuesday, August 22, where they will contest the fifth-place semi-finals. The side will face Ireland for the second time this tournament, kick-off at 2:00pm (11:00pm AEST) at King’s Stadium.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED:
17MIN: TRY Samantha Treherne, MISSED CONV Sarah Riordan, AUS 5-0 JAP
31MIN: TRY Grace Hamilton, CONV Samantha Treherne, AUS 12-0 JAP
37MIN: TRY Mahalia Murphy, CONV Samantha Treherne, AUS 19-0 JAP
46MIN: TRY Saki Minami, MISSED CONV Mayu Shimizu, AUS 19-5 JAP
HALF-TIME 
52MIN: TRY Riho Kurogi, MISSED CONV Mayu Shimizu, AUS 19-10 JAP
58MIN: TRY Mahi Takano, MISSED CONV Mayu Shimizu, AUS 19-15 JAP
66MIN: TRY Nareta Marsters, MISSED CONV Samantha Treherne, AUS 24-15 JAP
72MIN: TRY Samantha Treherne, MISSED CONV Samantha Treherne, AUS 29-15 JAP
FULL-TIME 
 Black Ferns milestones set for WRWC match against Canada

Black Ferns milestones set for WRWC match against Canada

16/08/2017, Ireland, Rugby, Womens Rugby World Cup 2017, Article # 23786281
16 August 2017
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• Fiao’o Faamausili first Black Fern to reach 50 Tests
• Team named to play Canada in final pool match

Captain Fiao’o Faamausili will become the most-capped Black Fern ever when she leads her side in their third and final pool match of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland on Thursday afternoon local time. 

Black Ferns Head Coach Glenn Moore has named his team for the match against Canada today. 

Among the squad are Faamausili set to reach a record 50 caps, Kendra Cocksedge set to reach 40 caps and Eloise Blackwell 30 caps.

The team is (number of caps in brackets):
 

1. Toka Natua 13
2. Fiao'o Faamausili - captain 49
3. Aldora Itunu 12
4. Eloise Blackwell 29
5. Charmaine Smith 13
6. Charmaine McMenamin 11
7. Sarah Goss   7
8. Aroha Savage 25
9. Kendra Cocksedge 39
10. Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali 16
11. Renee Wickliffe 27
12. Kelly Brazier 34
13. Stacey Waaka   8
14. Portia Woodman 13
15. Selica Winiata 28
     
16. Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate 17
17. Sosoli Talawadua   5
18. Aotearoa Mata'u   7
19. Rebecca Wood   4
20. Linda Itunu 33
21. Kristina Sue   8
22. Theresa Fitzpatrick   4  
23. Carla Hohepa 16

Moore said it would be a crucial match for the Black Ferns with places in the semifinals on the line. 

“Whoever wins this game, probably wins the pool. We need to win it and ultimately, we’d like to win it with a bonus point.”

He said he’d been happy with their 121 - nil win over Hong Kong which saw 19 tries scored – eight by winger Portia Woodman. 

“The Hong Kong match was critical for us to score a good tally of points and have none scored against us. It will stand us in good stead if points differentials need to be calculated.

“Everyone is very buoyant and excited. This will be a very memorable day for Fiao’o, reaching a 50th cap while at a World Cup is extremely special.”

Moore said that true to Faamausili’s character, she was determined to focus on the task at hand, rather than her individual achievement.

“It’s a real testament to Fiao’o’s leadership. As captain she puts the team before everything. It will be a very proud day for the entire Black Ferns family and for rugby.”

Content for media use
Link to video newsreel here

Link to audio of Glenn Moore here

A first for the Black Ferns

Police Detective Fiao’o Faamausili was first selected for the Black Ferns in 2002 and has been named consistently (aside from 2004 when she was living in Australia) since. 

Regarded as the one of the most formidable hookers in women’s world rugby, she is playing in her fifth Women’s Rugby World Cup tournament.  She has captained the Black Ferns since 2012.

New Zealand Rugby Chair Brent Impey has congratulated Faamausili on achieving the 50-Test milestone.

“Fiao’o has made an enormous contribution not only to the Black Ferns but also to the wider rugby community. She has played almost 100 matches for her beloved Auckland Storm and by nature is a fantastic role model for young players in her community.”

Impey said he had recently been in camp with the Black Ferns during their World Cup campaign in Ireland where he had experienced first-hand Faamausili’s leadership and witnessed her on-field skills.

“There is no team that works harder than the Black Ferns and Fiao’o drives that level of dedication and professionalism. She leads by example, and as a result the women around her lift their own performances. 

“On the field she is fearless, and is constantly striving to further extend her level of play. I wish her and her team all the best for the remainder of the Women’s Rugby World Cup and look forward to seeing Fiao’o in action.

“New Zealand Rugby will be recognising her achievement in the appropriate way later in the year,” he said.

Earlier today New Zealand Rugby announced a new annual award - the Fiao’o Fa’amausili Medal for the player of the year in the Farah Palmer Cup. 

Find out more about Fiao’o Faamausili here

2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, pool stages in Dublin (NZT)

Thursday, 10 August 
RESULT: Black Ferns 44-12 Wales

Sunday, 13 August 11pm
RESULT: Black Ferns 121-0 Hong Kong

Thursday, 17 August 11pm
Black Ferns v Canada

Broadcasting
The 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup will be broadcast on SKY TV. All Black Ferns matches will be screened live on SKY SPORT 1.

Media Guide
A Black Ferns media guide can be found here

WALLAROOS SIDE NAMED FOR FINAL POOL GAME AGAINST JAPAN

WALLAROOS SIDE NAMED FOR FINAL POOL GAME AGAINST JAPAN

16/08/2017, Ireland, Rugby, Womens Rugby World Cup 2017, Article # 23786109
 
 

WALLAROOS SIDE NAMED FOR FINAL POOL GAME AGAINST JAPAN

AUGUST 16, 2017

Wallaroos head coach Paul Verrell has made four changes to his starting XV ahead of his side’s final pool match of the 2017 Rugby World Cup against Japan this Thursday, 17 August (2:00am AEST Friday 18 August).
 
Captain and openside flanker Shannon Parry has been ruled out of the match through injury, in her place lock Alisha Hewett will earn her first start of the tournament, with Chloe Butler moving to the flank. Fellow Olympic Gold Medalist Sharni Williams will take over the captaincy duties.
 
In the backline, after earning her first World Cup start in the centres against France, Australian Defence Force playmaker Sarah Riordan will earn her first opportunity at flyhalf, with Sydney centre Kayla Sauavo returning to the starting side at inside centre.
 
In the reserves, Violeta Tupuola returns as prop cover, while 27-year old Jindabyne mechanic Kate Brown is in line for her Wallaroos debut.
 
Experienced fullback/flyhalf Ashleigh Hewson also remains unavailable for selection through injury.
 
Head coach Paul Verrell said: “Last Sunday’s loss to France was a tough one for our team, but the group still have a lot to play for and we’ve named a side that we believe can get the job done against Japan.
 
“Japan were impressive against the Irish in their last match and we must be mentally and physically ready for them as we head into our final pool game.
 
“We’ve unfortunately had to make a number of changes to the squad through injury and it’s disappointing to lose some of our more experienced players.
 
“Shannon has led this side admirably on-and-off the field and it’s a shame to have such an influential member of our squad unavailable.
 
“After being ruled out between the Irish and French matches, Ashleigh Hewson is also yet to fully recover from injury, but our strength and conditioning and medical staff are continuing to work closely with her with the hope she’ll be available for our matches in Belfast.”
 
The Wallaroos will face Japan on Thursday 17 August, kick-off at 5:00pm local time (2:00am AEST on Friday 18 August). The match will be broadcast live via FOX SPORTS.
 
Wallaroos side to face Japan: 
1.         Liz Patu – Queensland, Wests
2.         Cheyenne Campbell – Queensland, Redlands
3.         Hilisha Samoa – Queensland, Brothers
4.         Alisha Hewett – Australian Defence Force (ADRFU), Queensland, GPS
5.         Millie Boyle – ACT, Canberra Royals
6.         Mollie Gray – Australian Defence Force (ADRFU), NSW, Maitland
7.         Chloe Butler – South Australia, Parramatta
8.         Grace Hamilton – Sydney, Sydney University
9.         Katrina Barker – NSW Country, Newcastle University
10.       Sarah Riordan – Australian Defence Force (ADRFU), Victoria, Melbourne
11.       Mahalia Murphy – Australian Sevens, NSW, Campbell Town
12.       Kayla Sauvao – Sydney, Parramatta
13.       Sharni Williams – Australian Sevens, ACT, Canberra Royals
14.       Nareta Marsters – Queensland, Sunnybank
15.       Samantha Treherne – Queensland, Sunnybank
 
Reserves
16.       Emily Robinson – Sydney, Warringah
17.       Violeta Tupuola – ACT, Royals
18.       Hana Ngaha – Queensland, Sunnybank
19.       Rebecca Clough – Western Australia, Cottesloe
20.       Kate Brown* – ACT, Tuggeranong Vikings
21.       Fenella Hake – Queensland, Redlands
22.       Ashleigh Timoko – Western Australia, Wanneroo
23.       Trilleen Pomare – Western Australia, Wanneroo
 
*denotes potential debut
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