Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore has made three changes to the side for the second Laurie O’Reilly Memorial Trophy test against Australia at Eden Park.
All three changes are on the bench, as Moore sticks with the same starting XV that scored a convincing 47-10 win over Australia in the opening game in Perth last weekend.
Captain Grace Hamilton says pride and credibility are at stake when the Wallaroos take on the seemingly insurmountable Black Ferns at Eden Park.
Picked apart 47-10 at Perth by world champions New Zealand last week, Australia’s earlier claims they had closed the gap have come under scrutiny.
Hamilton acknowledges her seventh-ranked team will once again have to overcome a serious deficit in Test experience when they face a side they’ve never beaten in 18 meetings.
However, she’s calling for better than Perth where the players acknowledged they let themselves down.
Black Ferns: 1-Toka Natua, 2-Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate, 3-Aleisha-Pearl Nelson, 4-Eloise Blackwell, 5-Charmaine Smith, 6-Pia Tapsell, 7- Les Elder (captain), 8-Charmaine McMenamin, 9-Kendra Cocksedge, 10-Ruahei Demant, 11-Ayesha Leti-l’iga, 12-Chelsea Alley, 13-Carla Hohepa, 14-Renee Wickliffe, 15-Selica Winiata
Reserves: 16-Luka Connor, 17-Leilani Perese, 18-Olivia Ward-Duin, 19-Jackie Patea-Fereti, 20-Kennedy Simon/Joanah Ngan-Woo, 21-Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu, 22-Krysten Cottrell, 23-Grace Brooker