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.
The women’s calendar for 2020 was hectic at the start of the year. Eight Black Ferns Tests – seven of those on home soil. An historic number of Tests for the Black Ferns. The biggest ever World Sevens Series schedule and an Olympics for the Black Ferns Sevens. A Farah Palmer Cup in its usual Premiership/Championship format.
All Blacks captain and flanker Sam Cane received more recognition for his achievements in 2020 by being selected as the international men's player of the year by the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association in their annual awards.
All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All Black of the Year title.
New Zealand Rugby and World Rugby today announced that New Zealand Barbarians assistant coach Whitney Hansen will join the Black Ferns management team as their selected Rugby World Cup 2021 coach intern.
Richie McCaw and Portia Woodman have scooped major awards at a unique virtual edition of the 2020 World Rugby Awards which recognised the best 15s and sevens players of the decade (2010-19) as voted by fans.