Rugby World Cup: Black Ferns spellbind sold-out Eden Park with rousing final haka

The Black Ferns have set the stage for Saturday's Rugby World Cup final with a rendition of their haka befitting the momentous occasion at Eden Park.

With a record-breaking crowd for a women's rugby match of more than 40,000 packed into NZ rugby's spiritual headquarters, the Ferns worked the masses into a frenzy with a goosebump-inducing performance of Ko Uhia Mai, led by captain Ruahei Demant.

Their English counterparts chose to meet the challenge by lining up the width of the field from sideline to sideline, stern-faced, as they stared it down.

The New Zealanders face England for the fifth time in the tournament final, attempting to break the Red Roses' astonishing 30-test win streak.

The two squared off at the last tournament final in 2017, when the Black Ferns prevailed 41-32 at Belfast.