Rugby World Cup: Stunning Black Ferns victory changes fans' perception of women's rugby forever

Words are barely needed, when pure euphoria takes over.

For the Black Ferns, the Garden of Eden is no longer a place of temptation - it's now jubilation.

While they celebrated, their supporters sang.

"I haven't had tears," said veteran loose forward Charmain McMenamin. "I'm just probably just shellshocked."

These winners were only recently written off by pretty much everyone.

"Everybody wanted to know what would happen after COVID," said speedster Ruby Tui. "Black Ferns lost the end-of-year tour.

"Everybody wondered what would happen if the Black Ferns lost at home... I guess we'll never know."

They know that they've made change and inspired the next generation.

"I only looked up to males," said recordbreaking winger Portia Woodman. "To know that our babies have female leaders to look up to is incredible - and it's relateable.

"It's achievable and it can be them in 10 years time. It's unbelieveable how much this means to us."

Not just them, but their fans, who dyed their hair, donned their shirts and dared to dream.

"To have this win on our homeland... and look at the crowd," said one fan. "It's amazing."

The dream is now a reality, after a game that changed the game.