Thame Hurricanes came up short in a close fought battle with the All Blacks Ferns as they let a lead slip to lose 29-20 last weekend.
A strong start from Hurricanes saw some clever passing and good court play put them 6-4 ahead.
Slowly but surely, though, the All Blacks pegged them back and at half-time it was 11-11.
The away side found another gear in the third quarter unsettling Hurricanes and finally stealing a lead to head into the final quarter 16-20 up.
There was no looking back from that point on as the All Blacks saw the game out to leave Thame bitterly disappointed by a poor second half performance.