Australia claim Women’s and Trans Tasman Series Trophy

first_imgIt was lights, camera and action for the Women’s Open opening the television coverage on Saturday night. The stars of both teams came out to play in front of a healthy WIN Stadium crowd. Frankie Mortimer took over the captaincy with Leana Hoani struggling with a hamstring injury and New Zealand were dealt a further blow when Roxanne Winder scored the opening touchdown.New Zealand hit back with a long range effort from Carla Hohepa who outsprinted Australia’s cover defence to score.Kelly Woods continued the good form she showed in Game One to score a touchdown as the Aussies went into half time 2-1.In the second half it was the Winchester Sisters show with Claire scoring first, Louise second and the final touchdown of the night with a huge left foot step.Rebecca scored a well deserved touchdown but the World Champion Australians won the second game 5-2 and claim the series.last_img