New Zealand thrash Hong Kong 121-0 in Women's Rugby World Cup

The Black Ferns kicked off their world cup campaign with a convincing 44-12 win over Wales

HAGEN HOPKINS GETTY IMAGES The Black Ferns kicked off their world cup campaign with a convincing 44-12 win over Wales

New Zealand thrashed Hong Kong by the remarkable margin of 121-0 in their Women's Rugby World Cup Pool A clash at Billings Park in Dublin.

The centre Theresa Fitzpatrick scored twice, while there were also tries for Carla Hohepa, Charmaine McMenamin, Chelsea Alley, Hazel Tubic, Sosoli Talawadua, Lesley Ketu, Kelly Brazier and Stacey Waaka.

Meanwhile, England are 22-8 up against Italy at half-time in the second game of the day.

Portia Woodman lead the rout, scoring eight tries on her own, easily taking her to the top of the ladder for most tries scored in the tournament, with nine from two matches.

Theresa Fitzpatrick was the only other Black Ferns player to cross a couple of times, while Kendra Cocksedge kicked 13 conversions to go with her try.

New Zealand led 57-0 at the break, unrelenting in the second half to add another 64 points.

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