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Black Ferns named to play England

09:19 Thu Nov 22 2012
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The New Zealand women's rugby team perform the haka before playing England.

Four new caps are all on the reserve bench for the New Zealand women's rugby team named to face England in London on Saturday (NZT).

Black Ferns coach Brian Evans has named an experienced side for the first of three Tests at Esher Rugby Club.

The four newcomers are Auckland prop Aleisha Nelson, Wellington lock Jackie Patea, Canterbury halfback Zoey Berry and Otago first five-eighth Victoria Nafatali.

Hooker Fiao'o Faamausili is the captain while Auckland provincial teammate and halfback Emma Jensen is the most experienced member of the side with 31 caps.

The series concludes with Tests in Aldershot on Wednesday and at Twickenham in London on Sunday next week.

Team: Selica Winiata, Halie Hurring, Claire Richardson, Kelly Brazier, Shakira Baker, Kendra Cocksedge, Emma Jensen, Casey Robertson, Justine Lavea, Aroha Savage, Rawinia Everitt, Eloise Blackwell, Kathleen Wilton, Fiao'o Faamausili, Ruth McKay. Reserves: Karina Stowers, Stephanie TeOhaere-Fox, Aleisha Nelson, Jackie Patea, Lydia Crossman, Zoey Berry, Victoria Nafatali, Hazel Tubic.