Spotlight on Wahine Round
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The Wahine Round celebrated the roles, involvement and contribution of wahine (women) in rugby, including players, coaches, referees, fans and volunteers.
Check out what our provincial teams got up to over the week.
Counties Manukau Steelers managaer Moana Leilua gave the lowdown on her journey from club rugby player to Mitre 10 Cup team manager.
?? SPOTLIGHT | From representing Manusina to managing @CountiesRugby in the Mitre 10 Cup, get the lowdown on Faamoana Leilua's inspirational story as the #WahineRound continues.
READ ?? https://t.co/sdpfHeq8zv pic.twitter.com/rkYmHaBGvw— Black Ferns (@BlackFerns) September 17, 2018
The Otago men's and women's teams had a very special message for their fans.
Taranaki celebrated one of their own staff members during Wahine Round.
#WahineRound ?? pictured here our Operations and Logistics Coordinator Kate Parkinson will take to the field tonight ??
We wish her all the best, by day she works for TRFU coordinating match days & by night is a rugby superstar
Give it heaps tonight girl - we back you ?? % pic.twitter.com/4DgHic5Xem— Taranaki Rugby (@TaranakiRugby) September 21, 2018
Manawatu Cyclones manager Warren Stent showed his support for Wahine Round in a special way.
Ahead of today’s #Mitre10Cup/#FarahPalmerCup double header in Palmerston North, Cyclones manager Warren Stent has fully embraced #WahineRound with a purple moustache and all! pic.twitter.com/jwmFPNGNNn— Mitre 10 Cup (@Mitre10Cup) September 23, 2018
The Southland Stags sent a message of appreciation to all wahine involved in rugby.
The Wellington Pride celebrated Wahine Round with a 14-try victory over Tasman with Amanda Rasch scoring a Pride record of 23 points in the game.
Staci Kohe was joined by her family to give a special message to all fans of the Mako men's and women's teams.
Auckland stars Sam Prattley and Jack Whetton share memories of how their mothers influenced and shaped their careers from a young age.
Northland hosted the Women's Rugby World Cup in their region.
Waikato took us into their changing room after their 45-14 win over Auckland.
North Harbour had plenty of support from some young fans for Wahine Round!
Bay of Plenty got a glimpse of some of their future Volcanix with a game of Rippa!
Canterbury asked some of their leading female players about their experiences in the sport.
Hawke’s Bay Tui’s celebrated Wahine Round by defeating North Harbour 52-10 and staying top of the Championship ladder.
And the referees got in on the action too!
?? Shout out to the referees who wore purple to help mark #WahineRound this weekend! #FarahPalmerCup pic.twitter.com/53WsZBh6EC— Black Ferns (@BlackFerns) September 23, 2018