Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Jillaroos and Kiwis Head for Showdown

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Jillaroos and Kiwis Head for Showdown

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RUGBY LEAGUE: The Australian Jillaroos have the chance to inflict the first World Cup defeat on the New Zealand women when they meet tomorrow.

Regardless of the result of the final round games, Australia and New Zealand will play in the final at the weekend. Before they can think about the final, the two teams will meet in a round game.

Killarney prop Stephanie Hancock scored two tries and Warwick centre Jo Barrett one, as the AustraliaCOs Jillaroos scored a 72-0 victory against France yesterday.

The Jillaroos raced in 14 tries Co fullback Samantha Hammond scoring five in just her second Test Co in a dominant final hit-out before their last group match against New Zealand tomorrow.

Winger Emma Tonegato also crossed for a hat-trick of tries in an unforgettable debut for the Jillaroos.

Hancock and centre Jenny Sue-Hoepper each crossed twice as the Jillaroos went into halftime with a 28-0 lead.

Jillaroos coach Paul Dyer was satisfied with the performance ahead of their showdown with the tournament favourites. …

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