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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Unlike other teams, the Black Ferns juggle work and rugby, but that hasn't stopped them from ruling the women's game.
In Dubai they have also won three of the event's total five women's stagings, never defending however, having alternated victories every year with two-time winners Australia, who also beat the Black Ferns in last year's Olympic final.
Women's rugby and Wales' contribution to the World Cup New Zealand, yes, them again, and England delivered a wonderful advert for the women's game and rugby in general with the Black Ferns beating the holders 41-32 courtesy of a stunning second half comeback in front of 15,000 spectators in Belfast.
The Black Ferns scored seven tries on their way to a 41-32 victory in Belfast, landing a fifth world title.
This was the fourth time the Black Ferns have beaten England in a World Cup Final and this one was there for the taking until the 50th minute when NZ began to run riot.
The Red Roses had high hopes of keeping an unforgettable summer of English women's sport in full bloombut it was not to be as the Black Ferns overturned a seven-point interval deficit to triumph.
Despite a tournament full of power, pass, and class on both sides and a good performance credited to English rugby union player Emily Scarratt, England Heroine, and Sarah Bern against the Black Ferns, the Red Roses lost.
Predicting a physical battle in Belfast, Middleton believes the Black Ferns are much improved on the side England defeated down under earlier in the summer.
They also go into battle with the Black Ferns having toppled them in New Zealand earlier this summer, although three previous World Cup final meetings - 2002, 2006 and 2010 - all saw England defeated.
We've set out a path to take women's rugby in Wales to new heights, and while that goes well beyond New Zealand on Wednesday, the Black Ferns are an excellent team to test yourself against.
England's hopes are high having returned to being the top-ranked team, leapfrogging New Zealand after beating the Black Ferns recently.
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.