We kick off this week’s edition with an awesome photo from Black Ferns and Auckland prop Aleisha-Pearl Nelson alongside her team mates and Manawatu's Selica Winiata. We would like to congratulate Aleisha-Pearl who notched up her 100th first class (NPC and Black Ferns) match over the weekend. She joined great mate Charmaine McMenamin who played her 50th game for the Auckland Storm.
Counties Manukau Heat and Black Ferns prop Leilani Perese posed with fellow Black Ferns prop and Canterbury rival Pip Love and halfback Kendra Cocksedge after their match on Saturday. Canterbury remain unbeaten in the Premiership after winning the match 32-17 in Pukekohe. Cocksedge chucked this cool shot up on her Insta story.
Wellington Rugby had a successful double header on Saturday, with both sides coming away with victories. The Pride were too good for Waikato, winning 59-31.
Ayesha Leti-I’iga was on absolute fire again for her Pride side. The Black Ferns winger missed last week’s match against Auckland due to a bereavement. She was grateful to have her family in the stands at Westpac Stadium.
Otago's Greer Muir posed with her Pirates club team mates after their convincing 90-0 win over North Harbour at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Taylor Curtis had a busy weekend of rugby. She was part of the Sky Sport commentary team in Nelson for the Tasman v Hawke’s Bay match, before flying up to Auckland to play for Canterbury in their Premiership clash with Counties Manukau. She played alongside her twin sister, Sam.
Martha Lolohea made her Canterbury debut last week and took to Instagram to express her gratitude for the opportunity to play Farah Palmer Cup rugby.
Charmaine Smith, who is not only a Black Fern, but also a police officer, marked her respect for her fellow colleagues who have lost their lives. The 29th of September is Police Remembrance Day. It’s a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the course of their duties.
We finish with a shameless post of our own. We’re sneaking our own Insta post into 'the week that was' to help Auckland Rugby get 3000 people to the Auckland Storm v Counties Manukau Heat match at Eden Park on Saturday. Kick off is at 2.35 and it’s free for everyone that turns up before half time. It’s a double header with the Auckland Mitre 10 Cup side and if you come after half time it’s only $10. Supporters will also be able to go onto the field at the conclusion of the Mitre 10 Cup match.