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Black Ferns vs Wallaroos: Start time, broadcast information, finish time

Grace Hamilton of the Wallaroos poses during a Rugby Australia media call at ANZ Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
24th August, 2018

After taking part in their first Test match on home soil in over a decade, the Wallaroos look to improve as they battle the Black Ferns. This is The Roar’s guide to all the key information you need to know about the game.

The match is set to begin at 3pm (AEST) on Saturday, August 25 at Eden Park.

A record-breaking crowd of 28,846 were in attendance to watch the Wallaroos put up a brave fight in their 31-11 loss to the Black Ferns last week.

The victory means that the New Zealanders retain the Laurie O’Reilly Memorial Trophy, although the Australians will still be eager to prove themselves against their fierce rivals.

Black Ferns captain Fiao’o Faamausili nabbed an unlikely hattrick in the win, with the 37-year-old leading the world champions to victory.

With nine debutants, the Wallaroos did their country proud despite the defeat and will look to only improve this Saturday afternoon when they travel across the ditch.

How to watch the game on TV

Foxtel subscribers have exclusive access to the women’s game on Channel 501.

The contest kicks off at 3pm (AEST) and will wrap up two hours later as the pre-game show gets underway for Game 2 of the Bledisloe Cup.


How to live stream the game online

If you want to watch the game but can’t get to a TV, there’s no dramas. There are two ways you can stream the match live online.

Foxtel customers can catch the game online through the Foxtel App. It’s free to download and use, but only if you register an account with a valid email.

Alternatively, if you are not a Foxtel customer, you can still tune into the game through Foxtel Now. It is a streaming-only option, with subscription packages available for purchase.

Wallaroos vs Black Ferns

Date: Saturday, August 25
Kick-off: 3pm (AEST)
Venue: Eden Park, New Zealand
TV: Live, Fox Sports (501)
Online: Live, Foxtel Now, Foxtel App
Last Meeting: Black Ferns 31-11 at ANZ Stadium
Last Meeting at venue: Black Ferns 67-3 at Eden Park


Mhicca Carter, Emily Chancellor, Rebecca Clough, Georgia Cormick, Melissa Fatu, Kendra Fell, Toa Filimoehala, Fenella Hake, Grace Hamilton, Alisha Hewett, Evelyn Horomia, Fi Jones, Atasi Lafai, Kiri Lingman, Crystal Maguire, Michelle Milward, Cobie-Jane Morgan, Mahalia Murphy, Hana Ngaha, Georgia O’Neill, Shanice Parker, Liz Patu, Trilleen Pomare, Sarah Riordan, Emily Robinson, Alice Tonumaivao*, Samantha Treherne, Darryl Wickliffe.


Black Ferns
Eloise Blackwell, Les Elder, Fiao’o Faamausili, Aldora Itunu, Linda Itunu
Pip Love, Charmaine McMenamin, Aleisha Nelson, Joanah Ngan-Woo, Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate, Marcelle Parkes, Jackie Patea-Fereti, Leilani Perese, Aroha Savage, Charmaine Smith, Cristo Tofa, Chelsea Alley, Kendra Cocksedge, Krysten Cottrell, Kiritapu Demant, Ruahei Demant, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Alena Saili, Kristina Sue, Monica Tagoa’i, Stacey Waaka, Renee Wickliffe, Selica Winiata