Black Ferns complete rout of Wales
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Baker completed her hat-trick inside 25 minutes and added a fourth late on after first brushing off the challenge of Welsh opposite number Adriana Taviner and then ducking under the cover tackle of Elinor Snowsill to squeeze over in the corner. Full back Selica Winiata also touched down once in each half, while second row Rawinia Everitt’s strong performance was rewarded with a try.
Welsh number 8 Sioned Harries, who scored a hat-trick against South Africa last time out, showed good poaching skills to scoop up a loose ball and score her side’s only try on 24 minutes. They had no answer to New Zealand but are at least guaranteed their best finish since WRWC 1994 - when they finished fourth - irrespective of the outcome of their final match.
“We just wanted to go out there and put on a good performance and finish our campaign on a high,” said New Zealand captain Fiao'o Fa'amausili. "The girls wanted to get the smiles back on their faces and it was great to play in such a fantastic stadium."
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