Sevens

Springbok Women's Sevens side thrashed by NZ in CT opener

2019-12-13 16:19
Tyla Nathan-Wong
Tyla Nathan-Wong (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Springbok Women's Sevens side lost in their opening Pool A encounter against New Zealand at Cape Town Stadium on Friday afternoon.

The Black Ferns won 40-0 after leading 21-0 at half-time.

The defending women's title side scored six tries via Shiray Kaka, Tyla Nathan-Wong, Mahina Paul, Gayle Broughton and a brace by Alena Saili.

Nathan-Wong landed three conversions and replacement Risi Pouri-Lane slotted two conversions.

The South Africans have now played New Zealand six times and lost all six.

The Imbokodo's next Pool A clash will be against Russia (10:13) and Fiji (16:03) on Saturday.

Scorers:

New Zealand

Tries: Alena Saili (2), Tyla Nathan-Wong, Shiray Kaka, Mahina Paul, Gayle Broughton

Conversions: Nathan-Wong (3), Risi Pouri-Lane (2)

- Compiled by Lynn Butler

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