Source: New Zealand Rugby

40 new Black Ferns contracts announced

As the 2024 Super Aupiki concludes, New Zealand Rugby has announced the 40 recipients of new contracts. They are: Alana Bremner, Aldora Itunu, Amy du Plessis, Amy Rule, Ariana Bayler, Atlanta Lolohea, Ayesha Leti-I’iga, Awhi Tangen-Wainohu, Charmaine Smith, Chelsea Bremner, Chryss Viliko, Georgia Ponsonby, Grace Steinmetz, Hannah King, Iritana Hohaia, Joanah Ngan Woo, Kahlia Awa,

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Source: NZ Rugby, Rachael Whareaitu

Talent aplenty in 2024 contracted Black Ferns group

Five players receive first-time contracts Aldora Itunu returns to Black Ferns after birth of first child Talent continues to flourish within the Black Ferns programme as the squad continues to build toward Rugby World Cup 2025. This year’s contracted group features five exciting new players following standout performances across Sky Super Rugby Aupiki. Atlanta Lolohea

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New talent joins sevens squads in pinnacle year

The All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens have welcomed young talent into their programmes with their 2024 season is in full swing. Jayden Keelan (Manawatu) and Justine McGregor (Wellington) are the newest faces to move to the sevens base in Mt Maunganui. 21-year-old Keelan joins the sevens programme by way of Manawatu, where he

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The Black Ferns to Europe again?

More unconfirmed reports come from New Zealand pointing to a 2024 European Tour. In all likelihood it would include a fourth trip to Twickenham Stadium, where astonishingly they have yet to win. For the record, the previous visits were 2009-12. We can imagine NZR and the team management wrestling with the details: when precisely? –

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Source: New Zealand Rugby

Black Ferns XV named to face Manusina XV

With a week’s preparation under their belt the Black Ferns XV team has been named to face Manusina XV in a one-off match at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe on Saturday (kick off 4.35pm). Coaches Whitney Hansen, Linda Itunu and Peter Breen have named an in-form squad for the match. The Black Ferns XV to

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WXV 1 match schedule announced

The world champion Black Ferns will play France during a blockbuster opening weekend of the inaugural WXV 1 tournament at Sky Stadium in Wellington as the world’s top six teams kick off a new era for international women’s rugby in New Zealand this October. Women’s Six Nations champions England will play Australia in the opening

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Canada v New Zealand – Pacific Four Series

Ottawa, 8 July 2023 Attendance: 10, 092 Result: Canada 21 New Zealand 52 We get a measure of the frontiers still to be broken down: Canada 0 New Zealand 17. That’s the overall historical perspective. In front of a large supportive crowd the Maple Leafs tried their darndest to stem the Black Ferns’ tide. Both

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