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Rugby playing girls from the regions local secondary schools, intermediate and primary schools will view the Black Ferns train in preparation for Saturday’s Test at Eden Park.
Coach Brian Evans, who coached the Black Ferns to success at the last Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2010, said the team was committed to opening up many of their training sessions to budding rugby players.
“The team has a comprehensive programme of training to ensure they’re in top shape for the International Series against England and are more than happy to take some time out to share some tips and tricks with younger girls playing the game.
“We’re not going to be sharing any drills that are top secret but we’re confident the girls attending will learn a thing or two that they can incorporate into their own preparation,” said Evans.
Cathy Newman, Rugby and Operations Manager Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union said having a World Cup winning side open their training to budding rugby players would help boost interest in the girls game.
“People sometimes forget that the Black Ferns have won four World Cups and feature the elite women of rugby. It’s great that they’ve incorporated a visit to Manurewa High School in their preparations.”
Black Ferns v England 2013 International Series
1. Saturday 13 July: Eden Park, Auckland kickoff 5:05pm
2. Tuesday 16 July: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, kickoff 7:00pm
3. Saturday 20 July: ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe, kickoff 2:35pm