The Women's Rugby World Cup has gotten underway - and it looks as though New Zealand will be strong opponent going for their forth title. They were impressive in their first match of the year, thrashing South Africa 55-3.
The Black Ferns have sent out warning signs they are the team to beat this year overcoming a spirited South Africa side 55-3. Winger Carla Hohepa scored three tries and centre Kelly Brazier contributed 15 points with the boot. The three-time defending champions made the most of the wind at their backs and ran in three tries.
Meanwhile, Australia got their bid to create history by uniting the Sevens and 15-a-side World Cups off to a good start with a 26-12 victory over Wales on day one of the 2010 tournament.
The RWC Sevens 2009 champions ran in three tries in a sparkling first half display at Surrey Sports Park, only for three yellow cards to allow Wales back into the opening Pool A match of the tournament but they couldn't find a winner.
In Group B, tries from Fiona Pocock, Katherine Merchant, Amy Turner and Maggie Alphonsi steered England to a comfortable 27-0 victory over Ireland.