The Week that Was ... Black Ferns

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There is no shortage of creative players at the moment. No gym, no problem. Black Ferns lock Charmaine Smith enlisted the help of her 40kg golden retriever and a diving weight belt to get her squats in for the day.

 

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Isolation is proving no excuse for Black Ferns captain Les Elder to slow down. She might be due to give birth in only a few months but that’s not stopping her from putting in some serious exercise workouts with flatmate, Black Ferns Sevens player Tenika Willison. What a legend!

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Moata’ane’s not the only one setting challenges, Stacey Fluhler is in lockdown with her husband and is throwing out heaps of tricky challenges to complete with your other half. This Koala Challenge is not for the faint-hearted.

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It’s also a great time to discover your own backyard (as long as you aren’t going too far!) Tyla Nathan-Wong has had a change of scenery for lockdown, she’s based herself up North and is loving it – who wouldn’t?!

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There’s no doubt this isolation business is tough and Black Ferns lock Eloise Blackwell has the right idea in prioritising a bit of relaxation time. Check out this spa in the back of her ute!

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Another way to stay entertained is on Tiktok. Black Ferns Sevens player Niall Williams produced one of the best ‘switch’ challenges we’ve seen with her partner and two daughters.

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Black Ferns Sevens player Shiray Kaka celebrated her birthday in lockdown, turning 25. Shiray celebrated with some kick-ass positivity and some peanut butter on toast for dinner.

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With the announcement of the new dates for the Tokyo Olympics, Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini showed her focus and excitement about getting back out on the field.

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And finally, we’ve seen some pretty hilarious ‘Until Tomorrow’ posts pop up on the gram this week, this one from Black Ferns hooker Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate throws a few of her teammates under the bus.

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