It was a game were debutants shone with Averyl Mitchell, Ariana Hira-Herangi and Eva Karpani all scoring. 

It was also the Wallaroos first Test victory on home soil.

“We've said to the girls that we want to play them in a way that is playing to their strengths and they did that today," Australia coach Dwayne Nestor said.

“We'll go through the video and see how we want to play next week and if we can make any changes that will help our game and we'll pick accordingly for next week’s match.”

Despite a slow start to the match, with the current Wallaroos squad only coming together last year, Australia would see her combinations come together and only get stronger as the game went on.

However, both teams had to battle the conditions with howling westerlies voiding their kicking game.


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With four debutants in the starting XV and several other players with little international experience, the Wallaroos struggled to find fluency in attack early in the match, turning the ball over on several occasions. But at the game went on, they would continue to improve.

A try before the break from Hira-Herangi gave the Wallaroos a 12-0 lead before Australia continued their form into the second half.

Trileen Pomare scored just two minutes after halftime before Mhicca Carter added to the scoreboard and Karpani crossed to add.

Australia would cross two more times before the final whistle was blown.

Captain Grace Hamilton earnt Playe of the Match honours edging out teammates Millie Boyle.