The Black Ferns Sevens claimed their fifth World Series title, after finishing second at the Biarritz tournament. They were beaten 26-10 by USA in the Cup final but had already done enough to secure the Series gong.
As well as taking home the Fair Play award, three Black Ferns Sevens players were named in the 2018/19 Dream Team.
Captain Sarah Hirini, Ruby Tui and Tyla Nathan-Wong were all included in the team.
Earlier in the Biarritz tournament, Hirini made history by bringing up her 200th World Sevens Series match. She became the first women in bring up the milestone.
Congratulations to @Sgoss10, @rubytui & @tylanathanwong for making the 2019 Dream Team!! ???????? pic.twitter.com/FdSQeq9wH9— Black Ferns (@BlackFerns) June 16, 2019Hirini made her Black Ferns Sevens debut back in 2012 and she said she still loves putting on the black jersey.
“It means a lot and I definitely wouldn’t have expected that I would play 200 games when I made my debut seven years ago. It feels very special and the best thing is having some of my family here in the crowd.
“They surprised me coming over and it’s nice they are able to be here. I know there are a lot of people watching back home as well, so thank you for your support we really appreciate it.”
Nathan-Wong finished the 2018/19 Series at the top of the points scoring ladder, with 207 points.
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