Black Ferns


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Black Ferns

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(Rugby) the Black Ferns the women's international Rugby Union football team of New Zealand
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He said: "We played with enormous energy and enthusiasm but our execution and composure were not where they needed to be, and the Black Ferns showed a ruthless touch on the opportunities we gave them.
He said:"We played with enormous energy and enthusiasm but our execution and composure were not where they needed to be, and the Black Ferns showed a ruthless touch on the opportunities we gave them.
A thrilling final saw the Black Ferns eventually pip Australia at the post, taking the title in the Netherlands and winning their second consecutive IRB Women's Sevens World Series by a narrow 96-92 margin.
The Black Ferns, who had not lost a World Cup match since 1991 prior to this tournament, were beaten by Ireland in the pool stages - an upset which meant they failed to reach the semi-finals.
Four-times champions the Black Ferns were victims of the greatest upset in the tournament's history when they succumbed 17-14 to Ireland - England's semi-final opponents in Paris on today.
The Black Ferns have won the last four tournaments and had not lost a finals game since a defeat to the United States in the 1991 semi-final.
The rivals have met in the last three finals dating back to 2002, with the Black Ferns winning on each occasion - and England are determined to make it fourth time lucky at the event, which kicks off in Paris today.
We started missing tackles while the Black Ferns took their opportunities.
NYSE:AIG) announced a five-and-a-half year agreement with the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) under which American International Group to sponsor six NZRU rugby teams including the All Blacks, Maori All Blacks, All Blacks Sevens, New Zealand Black Ferns (women's fifteens), New Zealand Women's Sevens, and New Zealand Under 20.
The Black Ferns triumphed 13-10 at the Twickenham Stoop to claim a fourth successive world crown, leaving the hosts devastated after they battled back from a 7-0 half-time deficit to draw level at 10-10 just after the hour.
The hosts could not capitalise on first-half yellow cards for Anna Richards and Mel Bosman and were made to pay when pacey winger Carla Hohepa danced through to help the Black Ferns to a 7-0 half-time lead.
The Black Ferns triumphed 13-10 at Twickenham Stoop to claim a fourth successive world crown, leaving the hosts devastated after they battled back from a 7-0 half-time deficit to draw level at 10-10 just after the hour.