FULL TIME! The Kiwi Ferns were dominant all the way throughout, but Tonga Women did a good job of putting up a bit of a fight in the second half. 50-12. Next up in Auckland, the men's sides will battle it out! Bye!
Haylee Hifo has the last say, converting her own try to end the match.
A late consolation try for Tonga off a very nice kick from China Polata.
HELD UP! The Kiwi Ferns travel all the way downfield in one set, and 5 or 6 Tonga players work to hold Krystal Rota up on the last.
Jones is 3 from 11 on conversions, but she has had some tough assignments today.
Very smart play from Nita Maynard. Throws the dummy out of dummy-half, and strolls through a huge gap for another Kiwi Ferns try.
Tonga's defensive efforts have improved significantly in this second half.
Kiwi Ferns with a 4 on 1 on their left edge, but some scrambling defence keeps them from the line somehow.
Lavinia Tauhalaliku is down with a head knock, but it looks like she's staying on for now.
Kalosipani Hopoate is down in back play, she is leaving the field now to applause.
Tonga Women JUST hold on, and will get a 20m tap for their defensive efforts.
Penalty Kiwi Ferns! The game seemed to be finding some rhythm, but the Kiwi Ferns will tap it 30m out from Tonga's line, and will have another great chance.
Brilliant running from Ana Taumalolo gets some metres for Tonga, but a cheap error and it's the Kiwi Ferns ball yet again.
Slots it from the left of the uprights.
Tonga are over! Some great work from China Polata, and she is very happy with that effort. She's looked the most likely for Tonga today, and she just takes the line on, spins, and gets the ball down with defenders hanging off her.
AND AGAIN! Tonga being given plenty of chances, if the Kiwi Ferns keep giving away penalties a sin bin could be on the cards.
And that's a third penalty now, Kiwi Ferns offside again.
Another penalty, Shirley Mailangi takes the quick tap and suddenly Tonga Women have a chance here.
PENALTY TONGA! The Kiwi Ferns are offside in defence, and Tonga will be marched up field. And now a six again as well.
Jones can't convert her own try.
But this one will be a try for Jones. Well deserved for the five-eigth, but some soft defence whenever the Kiwi Ferns shift the ball needs to be fixed for Tonga.
NO TRY! A contest for a Kiwi Ferns kick has been ruled to be a knock on before Laishon Jones fell over the try line.
Laishon Jones has crashed over the line, but the video referee will be needed.
Keisharn Hala is off for a HIA in a blow for Tonga
They attempt to spread it early, but the ball goes into touch and Tonga are off the hook for now.
HANDOVER! The Kiwi Ferns have the ball 30m out from the Tonga line after another set in which Tonga struggled to make metres.
Laishon Jones puts a nice kick in to end another good set for New Zealand, it hits the post and Tonga regain possession.
Tonga on the attack now, a good kick on the last and they turn it over within the Kiwi Ferns 10 metres.
Kiwi Ferns find another oppurtunity on their right wing, but some good defence from China Polata forces Katelyn Vaha'akolo into touch.
PENALTY TONGA! A change in momentum, perhaps? Nope, they've turned it over.
Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly yet again, this time with a line break. But now there's an intercept and Tonga are off downfield!
Tonga women attempt a short kick off, but the Kiwi Ferns gain possession.
Another tough assignment for Laishon Jones.
Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly with some great work yet again, and New Zealand find space on the left edge again.
Great backing up from the Ferns fullback Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly and the Ferns are back in their attacking 20m.
Jones slots it over from right in front.
Sprinting onto the ball, and Kararaina Wira-Kohu forces her way over for the first points of the second half.
DROP OUT! Kiwi Ferns already back on top in field position, storming down the field and a beautiful grubber on the last forces the drop out.
SECOND HALF! The Kiwi Ferns get us back underway, and Tonga have possession.
HALF TIME! A flat out first half, and the Kiwi Ferns lead 30-0. A real masterclass at the moment, Tonga just can't keep up.
This ones a little closer to the posts for Jones, but it waves away.
Another one! This time the Kiwi Ferns go through Tonga, with some charging runs from their forwards setting it up for Roxy Murdoch to crash over.
Good attacking kick from Laishon Jones, forces the error and gives them even more possession.
Another from the sideline, another one that doesn't make the distance.
Too easy off the scrum for the Kiwi Ferns, and they're over in the right corner again. Tonga's edge defence isn't quite there.
The Kiwi Ferns make 80m off the kick-off, and force a six again on the last. Now a mid-field scrum, what can they do with it?
Another missed conversion from the sideline, this one not having the distance off the boot.
Some great work from Raecene McGregor with an early kick finding Amy Turner in the corner. Turner makes no mistake this time.
China Polata for Tonga is looking electric with the ball in attack, but they just aren't helping themselves at the moment Tonga. They give away a 20m tap and then a penalty and now the Kiwi Ferns are back on the front foot.
Another opportunity for Tonga, with a Kiwi Fern error as they attempted to work their way off their line. The pressure is building.
Tonga Women beginning to find some form of momentum now, spreading the ball and helped upfield by a penalty. Can they find some points?
Tonga challenging the Kiwi Ferns for the first time in that set. They turn the ball over on the New Zealand line.
CHIP AND CHASE! Brave play from China Polata forces a New Zealand error, and Tonga have some field position 35m out from the Kiwi Ferns line.
Tonga not making many metres trying to work it out of their half. They're being pushed back on every carry.
The decision of a strip has been overturned, so we have a turnover.
Kiwi Ferns work it downfield, run it on the last, and win a penalty for a strip. Tonga are challenging though.
Ngatokotoru Arakua hobbling with the ball off the kick off, Badger calls time off, and she's being subbed off.
Tonga's defence has been quite lacklustre so far...
Jones slots her first conversion of the afternoon.
BEAUTIFUL FOOTWORK! The halfback goes over next to the posts.
Another penalty, another attacking set for New Zealand coming.
PENALTY KIWI FERNS. Tonga's discipline is not helping them, with a lifting tackle giving the Kiwi Ferns a free trip downfield.
After a hectic start, play seems to be settling down slightly here.
Looks like the Kiwi Ferns are in off the back of the sin bin, but Amy Turner has dropped it over the line. Try overturned by the bunker, and Tonga have a 20m tap.
Ferns storm downfield, get a penalty, take the quick tap before Shirley Mailangi attempts a tackle despite being well offside. A professional foul, and this is going to make things even tougher for Tonga.
0 from 3 now on conversions for the Kiwi Ferns. Remains 12-0.
The Kiwi Ferns run it on the last through Laishon Jones, and this time they go over on their right wing. NZ lead 12-0.
ERROR! The Kiwi ferns knock it on working their way out of their half, Tonga have their first attacking opportunity. Oh no they've spread it early and ended up in touch. Kiwi Ferns ball.
Another one from the sideline, another one waved away.
Too easy for the Kiwi Ferns. Storming downfield off the kick-off, before spreading it to their left edge yet again. They're well on top.
Kick from the sideline waves away.
The Kiwi Ferns spread it to their left edge, and find the line for the first try.
The Kiwi Ferns are on top early, making quick meters up the ground. An error from Tonga gives them another early attacking set just metres out from the line now.
An error from Annetta Nuuausala lets Tonga off the hook, and it's their turn with the ball now.
PENALTY! Kiwi Ferns receive an early penalty and are on the attack.
WE ARE UNDERWAY! Kasey Badger blows her whistle, and Tonga kick off.
International rugby league returns to Auckland this afternoon, with the Kiwi Ferns taking on Tonga Women in the first of four Pacific tests today. The national anthems are playing, and kick off is only a few minutes away. Welcome, everybody!
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Kasey Badger
Touch Judges: Joseph Green, Rochelle Tamarua
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy
NEW ZEALAND (W) (50)
Tries: Page McGregor, Laishon Jones, Madison Bartlett (2), Katelyn Vaha'akolo (2), Raecene McGregor, Amy Turner, Roxy Murdoch, Kararaina Wira-Kohu, Nita Maynard
Conversions: Laishon Jones (3/11)
TONGA (W) (12)
Tries: China Polata, Haylee Hifo
Conversions: Haylee Hifo (2/2)