Australia sit two points clear atop the group ladder heading into the opening weekend of the tournament after being the only side to notch a win, and therefore three points. Nigeria and Canada are one point each and Ireland none.
Australia next take on Nigeria on Thursday at Lang Park in Brisbane.
Super Falcons centre-back Ashleigh Plumptre said Nigeria were “preparing for Australia no matter if it’s Sam Kerr (in the team) or not” and expect to come up against a strong home side.
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