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The New Zealand women's rugby team might be world champions but they are not currently the world's best after they were beaten by England for a second time this morning (NZT).
England backed up their 16-13 first-test win with a 17-8 defeat of the Black Ferns at Aldershot this morning. They will now be eyeing a clean sweep in the third test at Twickenham on Sunday morning - the match is being played following the All Blacks' test against England at the same ground.
The Black Ferns were on top of the world when they beat England 13-10 in the 2010 women's World Cup final at Twickenham but have not beaten them since. They have now lost four of their last five - England won two of last year's three tests with the third a draw - when previously they had only ever been beaten three times in history.
They were outmuscled by a bigger and more physical England side in this morning's two-tries to one defeat.
New Zealand led 5-3 midway through the first half after a try to wing Shakira Baker but England led 10-5 at the break after England flanker Hannah Gallagher scored. The Black Ferns drew to within two points with 25 minutes remaining thanks to a Kelly Brazier penalty but couldn't build pressure playing into the wind.
England 17 (Hannah Gallagher, Joanne Watmore tries; Emily Scarratt pen, 2 cons) New Zealand 8 (Shakira Baker try; Kelly Brazier pen) HT: 10-5.