@Lauren: it's a long road back from here, but they've got time
The defence will be fuming to give up 16 goals. NZ is still sticking with the same line-up.
Expect the Ausside defence to come under more scrutiny this quarter at Dave Brown's end.
Ferns with first possession in the second quarter.
Mid-range shot misses from Bassett and Kopua gets the rebound. Disrupted at the other end but still NZ ball and Tutaia scores.
@kim_therese: Here to help!
Aussie defence just getting hands to everything and shooters are under massive pressure.
@kiwi83: I think more that Australia is much, much better
Held ball again against Tutaia.
@kiwi83: hahah blimmin Aussies.
Australia with possession to try to make it a 10 goal lead. I feel like I'm back in Glasgow.
And those were dark times.
NZ defence just not getting the little tips and touches that were so disruptive last week.
Australia's feeding so much better because of it.
7 minutes to go in the half.
Oh dear it's all going pear shaped for the Ferns.
Aussie quicker to loose ball, misunderstandings by NZ.
Kiwi crowd baying as their captain gets a couple of shoves and called for contact. Australia is suffocating them at the moment.
More direct play from NZ and nicely finished from Mes.
Far tighter defence from NZ to force the turnover.
Mes becoming more available. Aussies happy to let her shoot. Sh grabs a ripper rebound.
Tutaia shooting from range....she'll have to go lights out for NZ to get back in this.
@goferns: Well, they've got time!
Less than 30 seconds in the quarter.
Tutaia has the final say of the quarter, but it's been all Australia.
The Ferns win that quarter 15-14, but they will have to claw them back faster than that in the third quarter if they're going to have any chance at taking away the title
Oh dear...halftime entertainment has gone noticeably downhill from the opening ceremony.
They are dancing to YMCA for goodness sake
After a quick bathroom stop, Ferns fans are trying to be optimistic...I even heard "game of two halves" come out.