The Black Ferns, who started their Super Series campaign in a positive fashion with a 35-20 win over Canada on the weekend, have the chance to move to the top of the Women’s Super Series standings when they take on USA, who come into the match following a 38-5 loss to No. 2 England.
After welcoming four debutants in the clash against Canada, the Black Ferns are set to welcome three more against USA. Wellington lock Joanah Ngan-Woo, Canterbury hooker Forne Burkin and Waikato flanker Kennedy Simon are all set to make their Test debuts from the reserves.
Because the Women’s Super Series is played as a straight round-robin format, bonus points and points differential will be crucial in helping to decide the winner. The Black Ferns will be happy to have picked up a four-try bonus point win over Canada and will need to repeat the dose against the USA.
England are currently at the top of the standings due to their 38-5 win over USA but have a bye in the second round with France coming in for the first match of the tournament against Canada.
The USA match day roster owns 217 test caps.