The ball is suddenly getting in for shots so much faster for NZ (and also a little faster for Aus), due to Souness coming on at WA replacing Reuelu-Buchanan (MRB from now on). It seems like Souness has the faith that Nweke will pull it in, so she just pegs it (way off the circle) and Nweke has to pull it in.
Jo Weston went off for a few minutes and Aryang on, my view of that is giving the veteran player more rest, and Aryang didn’t have much time to prove anything, I’d expect her to stay on but be subbed back off at some point after half time, or indeed use the Bruce/Klau combo.
29-22 at half time. Aus want to win, I wouldn’t change the front line at all YET, but Hadley at C and Price back to WD would be acceptable.
NZ aren’t going to make inroads like this. They sometimes close the gap by one but there isn’t sustained pressure, and honestly, they’re just not intense or scary.