Oceania 7s: Defending women’s champ makes winning start

New Zealand and New Caledonia players after today's match. Picture: ROHIT DEO

DEFENDING champions of the women’s division ┬áNew Zealand have made a winning start to the 2018 Oceania 7s.

The side thumped New Caledonia 45-0 in their tournament opener today.

The defending champions are expected to face a tough battle against hosts Fiji this afternoon when they clash at 5.36pm.

In other matches completed already, Fijiana beat Cook Islands 26-7 while Papua New Guinea edged Samoa 19-17.

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