The Kiwi Ferns admit they were caught off guard by the tactics of the Jillaroos in the opening game of their three-match series at the Downer Auckland Nines.
The Storm's tight Day One defence was cracked wide open as a Roosters side with nothing to lose tormented the men in purple with their restarts.
Re-live all the end-to-end action in a jam-packed day of footy for the conclusion of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines tournament.
Jillaroos fullback Sam Bremner was buoyed by Australia's efforts to sink the Kiwi Ferns 11-4 in their first clash of the Downer NRL Auckland Nines on Saturday.
In a fast and furious day of the Downer Auckland Nines, a huge 99 tries – the biggest opening day total so far, saw some incredible skill and memorable moments.
You would've been deemed crazy if you said that the Sharks, Sea Eagles and Storm would be the only three teams unbeaten after Day One of the Auckland Nines.
Melbourne, Manly and Cronulla will be the only unbeaten teams heading into tomorrow's day two of the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
The Titans earned their first win of the Auckland Nines weekend with a powerful 26-15 victory over Canberra, sparked by powerhouse prop Agnatius Paasi.
Re-live all the end-to-end action in a jam-packed day of footy in the first half of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckalnd Nines tournament.
Manly were the hardest team hit on the first day of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, but there were few serious injuries to report.