New Zealand began their counterclaim of a Women’s Rugby World Cup in character with a 79-5 win opposite Kazakhstan in a opening diversion in France.
The four-time winners took a lead after only dual mins in Marcoussis when centre Huriana Manuel went over.
Kelly Brazier duly landed a initial of her 5 conversions and a fly-half also contributed dual of a 13 tries as they dejected their Pool B opponents.
Meanwhile, Canada kick Spain 31-7 and Australia degraded South Africa 26-3.
Winger Magali Harvey was a star performer for a Canucks, who finished sixth during a final World Cup in England in 2010,
The 23-year-old scored all though 5 of their points – going over for 3 of their 4 tries, kicking all 4 conversions and also alighting a chastisement in a Pool A encounter.
Australia, looking to improved their third-place finish 4 years ago, scored 3 tries en track to feat over South Africa in their Pool C opener.
Centre Sharni Williams went over in a initial few mins and full-back Ashleigh Hewson converted before adding 3 penalties and a try before half-time for a Wallaroos.
The 2014 World Cup sees teams separate into 3 groups, with a final dual rounds of
to be played on 5 and 9 Aug during France’s National Centre of Rugby in Marcoussis on a hinterland of Paris.
The semi-finals and final will be staged during a 20,000-capacity Stade Jean Bouin in executive Paris, a home of top-flight men’s group Stade Francais, on 13 and 17 August.
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