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Black Ferns thrash Samoa

New Zealand continue to build impressively towards the World Cup with a 90-12 win over Samoa at Eden Park. 

The match was the curtain-raiser to the opening test of the All Blacks' series against England and it was the Black Ferns' second fixture in a four-nation series following their win over Australia. 

The Black Ferns win was helped by five tries from flying fullback Selica Winiata with New Zealand scoring 14 in all to Samoa's two. 

Samoa worked tirelessly in defence in the opening quarter but as New Zealand grew into the game and the floodgates opened.

Sevens star Honey Hireme was a real thorn in the Samoan side bursting through tackles at will while centre Huriana Manuel also grabbed a brace of excellent tries. 

Samoa were able to add some respectabilty to their side of the scoreboard when forward Sharlene Fagalilo muscled her way across from the ruck.

And that was all the visitors had to offer until Bella Milo scored another consolation try at the death.

The Black Ferns play Canada on Tuesday at Tauranga Domain.

New Zealand: 90 (2 Honey Hireme, 5 Selica Winiata, 2 Renee Wickliffe, 2 Huriana Manuel, Rawinia Everitt, Shakira Baker, Amiria Rule tries; Kelly Brazier 6 cons; Kendra Cocksedge 4 cons)

Samoa: 12 (Sharlene Fagalilo, Bella Milo tries; Bella Milo con)

HT: 26-0

Black Ferns: Selica Winiata, Honey Hireme, Huriana Manuel, Amiria Rule, Renee Wickliffe, Kelly Brazier, Emma Jensen, Casey Robertson, Justine Lavea, Aroha, Savage, Rawinia Everitt, Jackie Patea, Aleisha Nelson, Fiao'o Fa'mausili, Ruth Mckay,

Reserves: Te Kura Ngata- Aerengamate, Kathleen Wilton, Stephanie Te Ohaere- Fox, Sanita Lavave, Linda Itunu, Kendra Cocksedge, Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali, Shakira Baker