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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 October 2005, 10:50 GMT 11:50 UK
England Women register second win
Kim Shaylor scored her second hat-trick of tries in successive games as England Women romped to a 40-8 win over a New Zealand Invitational XV in Auckland.

The young England side ran riot in the opening half, scoring all their points, with Maggie Alphonsi crashing over and winger Nicky Crawford touching down.

Skipper Shaylor added two more before Vicky Massarella scored and Shaylor completed her hat-trick on half-time.

Alice Richardson, 18, kicked five out of six conversions on her first start.

Playing into a stiff breeze after the interval, England's attacking ability was restricted with several scoring opportunities going amiss.

Coach Geoff Richards said: "I'm pleased with the performance - 40 points in the first half is an excellent score against a very good team."

England now move on to back-to-back Tests against reigning world champions the Black Ferns on 22 and 26 October.

England team: Vicky Massarella (Saracens); Nicky Crawford (Worcester), Michaela Staniford (Henley), Amy Turner (Wasps), Kim Shaylor (Worcester); Alice Richardson (Worcester), Danielle Waterman (Henley); Vanessa Huxford (Wasps), Ann O'Flynn (Lichfield), Vanessa Gray (Wasps), Tamara Taylor (Thirsk), Rachel Vickers (Richmond), Georgia Stevens (Clifton), Maggie Alphonsi (Saracens), Catherine Spencer (Folkestone).
Replacements: Selena Rudge (Wasps), Rochelle Clarke (Henley), Helen Clayton (Saracens), Karen Jones (Wasps), Jo Yapp (Worcester), Karen Andrew (Saracens), Sue Day (Wasps).

Tour schedule:

Saturday 15 Oct: England 53-0 Samoa, The Ericsson Stadium, Auckland 0600 BST

Wednesday 19 Oct: England 40-8 New Zealand A, North Harbour Stadium, 0400 BST

Saturday 22 Oct: England v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland, 0230 BST

Wednesday 26 Oct: England v New Zealand, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, 0530 BST

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