Woodman scores EIGHT tries as Black Ferns thrash Hong Kong 121-0

Woodman goes over for one of her eight tries.                     Image Tommy Dickson  INPHO

Woodman goes over for one of her eight tries. Image Tommy Dickson INPHO

New Zealand thrashed Hong Kong by the remarkable margin of 121-0 in their Women's Rugby World Cup Pool A clash at Billings Park in Dublin.

The Black Ferns, who beat Wales in their opening fixture, scored 19 tries with the winger Portia Woodman crossing eight times, including six in the second half.

Woodman completed her hat-trick by the 20th minute and New Zealand went on to score another four tries by the break, with centre Theresa Fitzpatrick grabbing two as they went in 57-0 at the break.

Meanwhile, England are 22-8 up against Italy at half-time in the second game of the day. The 26-year-old from Quebec City also scored on a penalty kick in the 70th and converted on Lori Josephson's 25th-minute try.

"Portia Woodman is fantastic, she's a sprinter and we're always trying to catch up with her".

There would be no let-up in the second half as New Zealand ran in a further 10 tries, with Woodman claiming half of the tally.

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