The world’s first ever women’s rugby team from Sydney has made history at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The All Blacks have beaten Australia 4-1 to win their first ever medal in the sport, while France have beaten England 1-0 to take the gold medal.
Australian women’s coach Jill Robinson, who led the team to gold in 2012, said the women’s team “has a long way to go”.
“I don’t think there’s a whole lot we can say right now, but I can say we are the first women’s Rugby World Cup team to win the World Cup,” she said.
“I think we have done it again.
We are absolutely thrilled.”
The women’s side of the women and men’s teams are set to face off in the opening game, against the defending champions, the Netherlands, on Saturday.
The women will face a formidable pack, including New Zealand, which will be without five of its best players because of injury.
The Dutch team have lost all four games so far, including to the All Blacks, but Robinson said they had not forgotten their history.
“It’s a massive disappointment for them because they have a great record of success,” she told ABC Radio.
“They’re the best team in the world at their position and that’s going to be tested tonight.”
The All Black side will be back in action on Sunday after being dropped by the USA after the match against New Zealand.
The team is now set to take on the Netherlands on Tuesday, with a possible rematch against England.