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Exciting talent named for Red Bull Ignite7

The country’s leading female sevens exponents have been selected for the upcoming Red Bull Ignite7. The 52 players will spend the next month preparing and will be drafted into teams on 30 November, before the tournament is played at Blake Park in Tauranga on 5-6 December. Black Ferns Sevens coaches Allan Bunting and Cory Sweeney

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Red Bull Ignite7 returns with exciting new format

Red Bull Ignite7 breaks new ground again in 2020 as the country’s leading sevens players go head to head this December. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced that contracted sevens players will join the Bolt, Surge, Inferno and Power teams alongside more than 60 emerging sevens players for the third annual tournament. A live draft

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Black Ferns lock Charmaine Smith retires from rugby

Black Ferns lock Charmaine Smith has announced her retirement from all rugby. 29-year-old Smith, who has played 27 Tests for the Black Ferns since 2015, has made the difficult decision after a scan found a bulging disc in her neck. New Zealand Rugby’s Head of Women’s Rugby, Cate Sexton said Smith’s health and wellbeing was

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