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    Black Ferns depth on show for Hong Kong

    Coach Glenn Moore has made full use of the Black Ferns' depth in naming his team for their second rugby women's World Cup pool match against Hong Kong.


    Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore has made a raft of changes to his starting line-up for New Zealand's pool match against Hong Kong at the women's rugby World Cup in Dublin.

    Moore said he wanted to utilise the bulk of the squad in the opening matches, and it was important to manage everyone's workloads.

    "The four-day match turnaround puts a lot of pressure on players and we want to ensure they are in the best possible shape for the entire tournament," he said.

    Moore highlighted a couple of key changes to the side which beat Wales 44-12 in their opening match of the tournament.

    Sosoli Talawadua will start at prop while Hazel Tubic comes in at fullback.

    "Sos played particularly well in the June series (against Canada, England and Australia) and she deserves her start." he said.

    "Hazel is also a really talented player with a good kicking game and pace, and she understands the game really well."

    Centre Theresa Fitzpatrick, No.8 Charmaine McMenamin and flanker Lesley Ketu have also earned a start after warming the reserves bench against Wales.

    Prop Aleisha Nelson, lock Charlene Gubb and second five-eighth Chelsea Alley have made the starting line-up and will make their first appearance of the tournament.

    Hong Kong are coming off a 98-0 loss to Canada, but Moore says the Black Ferns won't be easing up.

    "There were certain things we were really pleased about in our match against Wales. But there were also a couple of areas we were disappointed in. We need to improve on those and further build in the areas we did well in."

    Black Ferns: Hazel Tubic, Portia Woodman, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Chelsea Alley, Carla Hohepa, Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali, Kendra Cocksedge, Charmaine McMenamin, Lesley Ketu, Sarah Goss. Charmaine Smith, Charlene Gubb, Aleisha Nelson, Fiao'o Faamausili (captain), Sosoli Talawadua. Reserves: Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate,Toka Natua, Aotearoa Mata'u, Eloise Blackwell, Rebecca Wood, Aroha Savage, Kelly Brazier, Stacey Waaka.


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