The Black Ferns have kicked off their 2018 Test season with a win over Australia in Sydney, as captain Fiao'o Faamausili bagged herself a hat-trick.
Lineout execution and superior patience and finishing saw the Black Ferns claim the Laurie O'Reilly Memorial Trophy win 31-11 over Australia's Wallaroos at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
After making her debut in Sydney for Sevens last year, Alena Saili makes her return to 15s for the first time in two years after being named to start for the Black Ferns in tonight's Test.
If ever an example was needed of the benefits for Black Ferns from more professional chances in rugby Hawke's Bay's Krysten Cottrell is it.
It’s been a long wait since lifting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in August last year, but the Black Ferns are back in action against Australia in Sydney on Saturday night.
Black Ferns Head Coach Glenn Moore has named his team to play Australia on Saturday, 18 August at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
Wellington lock Jackie Patea-Fereti has demonstrated endurance beyond the norm in reclaiming a place in the Black Ferns squad preparing in Sydney to play Australia's Wallaroos on Saturday.
For a province like Canterbury, so accustomed to success in recent times, winning the Farah Palmer Cup in 2017 was, and is, a big thing.
An added feature of the two Bledisloe Cup weekends in Sydney and Auckland this year will be the double-header nature of the event with the Black Ferns and Wallaroos playing each other.
Waiting to be treated for a broken leg she suffered in 2016, Black Fern Lesley Elder (nee Ketu) feared her playing days were over.
Chelsea Alley has played out the classic rugby story of generations of boys who have been influenced by key rugby players in their community.
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