The Aussie Stingers have triumphed over trans Tasman rivals New Zealand in their second game of the 2024 World Aquatics Championships.

Eager to continue their winning form from Sunday’s game against Singapore, the Aussies were relentless from start to finish.

Pushing out to a 6-4 lead at half time, it wasn’t until the third quarter that the Aussies put their foot down, edging ahead to a 9-5 lead at three quarter time.

The Aussie Stingers managed to keep New Zealand scoreless in the final quarter, the end score 13-6.

In similar fashion to their opening game, it was a team effort by the Aussies, with seven players scoring goals to help their side to a win.

Queenslander Alice Williams was named Most Valuable Player, scoring two goals , also racking up two steals and one assist.

Williams said it was a hight from start to finish, but she’s proud that her team were able to get the job done.

“New Zealand is always tough for us, they are our Oceania rivals for the Olympic spot,” Williams said.

“We always like to bring it to them, and they bring it to us, and it’s always a good game,” she said.

The ussie Stingers will now play Hungary on Thursday 8 February at 9:30pm AEDT, LIVE and FREE on 9Now.

“Hungary are a very big counter attacking team, they are physical but so are we,” said Williams.

“We are just looking to play tough…relentless…our game. Hopefully we’ll be able to take it to them and get the result,” she said.

AUSTRALIA: 1. Gabi Palm; 2. Keesja Gofers; 4. Bronte Halligan (1); 5. Bridget Leeson-Smith; 6. Abby Andrews (2); 7. Charlize Andrews (1); 8. Sofie Pontre; 9. Zoe Arancini (1); 10. Alice Williams (2); 11. Tilly Kearns (2); 12. Tenealle Fasala; 13. Gen Longman; 14. Sienna Green (2)

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