While Cocksedge has plied her trade in Christchurch for most of her career, it all began in Taranaki so Saturday’s match against Clifton was a special homecoming for the halfback.
Fresh from Black Ferns camp, Cocksedge pulled on the number nine jersey for 40 minutes, the match ending in a nail-biting 27 all draw.
Cocksedge said the highlight of the weekend was having all her family, friends and community come out to watch.
Speaking to stuff.co.nz she said it was always on the bucket list to return home to play club rugby in Taranaki.
“I have always wanted to put the Coastal jersey back on since I was a kid, and it finally fits in well. I want to come back and play now, it’s just so much fun being out there,” said Cocksedge.
Attention now turns on the Pacific Four Series, with the Black Ferns first match against Australia in Tauranga on June 6.
Should Cocksedge play in that match, she will become the most capped Black Ferns in the team’s history.
The team will play three Tests in June, with Canada and USA also traveling to New Zealand for the Pacific Four series.
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