Ali Brigginshaw offloads under pressure from Manea Poa-Maoate of Cook Islands. Picture. Phil Hillyard
Ali Brigginshaw offloads under pressure from Manea Poa-Maoate of Cook Islands. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Jillaroos masterclass sounds World Cup warning

THE Jillaroos have powered through the Cook Islands 58-4 to advance to the second round of the Women's World Cup.

On a day to remember for the women's game at Cronulla's Southern Cross Group Stadium, Australia's title defence was launched in devastating fashion.

In total, the Jillaroos scored 11 tries with 10 different try scorers.

Halfback Caitlin Moran was the only Jillaroo to bag a double as they conducted a masterclass with the footy.

Despite resting co-captain Ruan Sims, the Jillaroos had the game won at halftime, leading 36-0.

Australia's no1 rival New Zealand were equally as impressive in their opening round match, trouncing Canada 50-4.

AUSTRALIA 58 (Caitlin Moran 2, Brittany Breayley, Karina Brown, Ali Brigginshaw, Vanessa Foliaki, Talesha Quinn, Isabelle Kelly, Nakia Davis-Welsh, Meg Ward, Lavina O'Mealey tries; Maddie Studdon 4, Caitlin Moran 3, goals) def COOK ISLANDS 4 (Chantelle Inangaro Schofield try).



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