It wasn’t the result the Auckland Storm were after on Saturday, but it’s been a brilliant turnaround season for the union, and it’s been an even better season for Isla Norman-Bell who stamped her mark on the competition on the wing. She now switches her attention to the Red Bull Ignite7.
Norman-Bell’s Storm teammate and Black Ferns lock Charmaine Smith took the time out to thank her support group ahead of the off-season.
Canterbury’s Martha Lolohea made her Farah Palmer Cup debut this season and was grateful for the opportunity in just her second year playing rugby. It’s been a year to remember for Lolohea, having not only won the Premiership, but also being selected for the Black Ferns development side.
Fellow Canterbury teammate Sam Curtis celebrated the three-peat with her twin sister, Taylor.
Northland’s Harono Te Iringa celebrated a successful debut season in the Farah Palmer Cup with some of her friends and teammates over the long weekend, soaking up the sunshine in Ahipara.
It’s been a season to remember for Otago Spirit assistant coach and former Black Fern Aimee Sutorius, with her side going through the entire season undefeated.
Otago first five-eighth Rosie Kelly became the competition’s highest points scorer after her side’s victory over Hawke’s Bay. She picked up 107 points throughout the season.
Teammate Rosie Buchanan-Brown took to Instagram as well, expressing her excitement with the result.
And this is what rugby is all about. Legendary Hawke’s Bay halfback Emma Jensen posed with her family ahead of the Championship final