The New Zealand women’s rugby sevens team has won the Canada round of the World Series in record fashion.
They beat series leaders Australia 46-0 in the final.
It is the most points New Zealand has ever scored against Australia and the largest winning margin against their trans-Tasman rivals.
The Black Ferns Sevens scored eight tries in their romp and led 22-nil at the break.
Portia Woodman, Kelly Brazier and Niall Williams scored two tries each with the other two going to Rubi Tui and Sarah Goss.
New Zealand player Tyla Nathan Wong said the result was an outstanding effort.
‘It’s been a hectic couple of months and to come out and put that effort in against a strong Australian side is amazing. It just shows you that the hard work, the trust, the belief, the connection that we have and team culture we have is incredible.”
Australia have a four point lead in the series heading into the final round in Paris next month but New Zealand have now won the last two tournaments and also beaten Australia to claim the Commonwealth Games gold medal.