The Summer of 2020/2021: What our players got up to

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All Blacks and Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu had a special new family member join him and fiancé Phoenix Karaka on Christmas Day. They welcomed their first born into the world just before Christmas. Congratulations to you both.

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Black Ferns Sevens youngster played tour guide for her sister over the break, climbing Mount Maunganui in the process.

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All Blacks Sevens playmaker Sione Molia spent some quality time with his new wife, Tyler, over the summer. Exploring the far north and visiting Cape Reinga.

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It looked like Black Ferns lock Eloise Blackwell absolutely cleaned up on Great Barrier Island, pulling in some massive kingfish to feed her whānau.

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Speaking of fishing, All Blacks and Crusaders midfielder Jack Goodhue also went out for a fishing trip in Northland and reckons his catch was bigger than his wife, Sophia’s. What do you reckon?

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New Muma and Black Ferns skipper Les Elder enjoyed some quality family time, going camping around the east coast of the North Island.

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It was great to see a couple of the Chiefs boys hanging out in Gisborne for Rhythm and Vines. All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown caught up with his Waikato and Chiefs teammate Quinn Tupaea.

Credit: @anton_lb

Sarah Hirini, skipper of the Black Ferns Sevens, celebrated her nephew’s first birthday at home in the Manawatū.

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All Blacks Sevens veteran Kurt Baker kept up his mouth-watering cooking throughout the summer (@krutskitchen), but when he was out of the kitchen, he also kept the fitness up by climbing Mount Isthmus in Central Otago.

Credit: @krutbaker

We can’t get enough of this pic of Black Ferns Sevens legend Kelly Brazier’s son Oakley tucking into an ice cream in Papamoa.

Credit: @kellybrazier


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