Portia Woodman scores eighth tries in New Zealand rout

Canada’s Women’s Rugby World Cup team scored a record 16 tries on route to defeating debutants Hong Kong 98-0 to open the tournament in Dublin Ireland. up is Wales on Sunday

Canada’s Women’s Rugby World Cup team scored a record 16 tries on route to defeating debutants Hong Kong 98-0 to open the tournament in Dublin Ireland. up is Wales on Sunday

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.

Woodman got the first of her tries in the seventh minute, Cocksedge touched down a minute later and the Black Ferns had chalked up their second bonus point of the tournament after 15 minutes when number eight Charmaine McMenamin touched down.

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

There were also tries for Les Ketu, Stacey Waaka, Kelly Brazier and Theresa Fitzpatrick.

Her eighth and final score in the final minutes showed off Woodman's blistering pace, as she ran the ball in from behind her own 10-metre line.

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