History will be made on Saturday afternoon, when the first ever women’s match between Super Rugby clubs will be played in New Zealand. The Blues and Chiefs will be part of the inaugural women’s Super Rugby match, with the hope that a Super Rugby women’s competition will one day soon become part of the women’s schedule. It’s set to very a special occasion in women’s sport.
Current Black Ferns loose forward and Bay of Plenty Volcanix captain, Les Elder, will add another feather to her cap after being announced as the captain of the Waitomo Chiefs Women, the first ever New Zealand Super Rugby Women’s team.
The Black Ferns road to the World Cup is well and truly underway, with two camps already completed so far this year. Allblacks.com caught up with coach Glenn Moore and returning flanker Les Elder about how the squad is building towards the pinnacle event in September.
Kiwis all over the country got to enjoy a well-deserved summer break after a tough 2020. Our New Zealand rugby players were no different. We had a scroll through the social channels and caught up with what some of our players got up to over the summer.
A return to Level 3 means we are hopefully getting closer to rugby being played again. Our Black Ferns and Black Ferns Sevens players have still been working hard at home in their bubbles, and ensuring they stay safe. The country also had another long weekend in lockdown, so we see what some of our wāhine toa got up to over ANZAC weekend as well.