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Sevens stars set to shine over Matariki weekend

The world’s leading sevens teams descend on Pukukohe this weekend for the Oceania Sevens in their last international tournament before July’s Commonwealth Games. For All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens players it will be a chance to test themselves against the best opposition from Fiji, Australia and Tonga, just days before the Commonwealth Games

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Is this the Group to retain the World Crown?

A New Black Ferns Squad The new Black Ferns management has announced its choice of 31 players to form the squad for the Pacific-Four Series (listed below). Its importance can hardly be exaggerated, pointing the way to the likely World Cup squad. Inevitably it reveals much about the state of women’s rugby in Aotearoa. The

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Allan Bunting joins the Black Ferns’ Management

Some Consequences Allan Bunting, the man many pundits saw as the likeliest candidate for the top job with the Black Ferns, has been added to the management team. He becomes Manager of Culture and Leadership, to join Wayne Smith, Director. This completely new and slightly strange sounding role covers two areas seen as in urgent

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NZ Rugby announce international home Test schedule

Pacific Four Series schedule confirmed with three Black Ferns Tests against Australia, Canada and USA All Blacks to play three Steinlager Series Tests against Ireland in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington The Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship schedule includes two Tests against Argentina in Christchurch and Hamilton Tran-Tasman rivalries kick off with the All Blacks Bledisloe Cup Test

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The New Black Ferns Set-up

As soon as Wayne Smith was added to the Black Ferns coaching team on 4 April, we had to wonder if more lay behind this appointment than met the eye. Indeed it did. He is now the man in charge. His task is as heavy as Glenn Moore’s was once the 2021 Northern Tour started

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