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About the team

The Black Ferns are New Zealand's premier women's rugby team and the most dominant team in all of rugby with Rugby World Cup titles in 1998, 2002 2006, 2010 and 2017 and 2021 (played in 2022). They have one of the best winning percentages in international rugby, with victory in over 85 percent of their Tests.

The Black Ferns successful 2017 season was a landmark one for women’s rugby with the Black Ferns becoming the first women’s team to ever be named the World Rugby Team of the Year.

In 2022, the Black Ferns captured the imagination of Aotearoa when they lifted the Rugby World Cup on home soil for the first time. Playing in front of then world record crowd of 42,000 for women’s rugby, the Black Ferns edged England 34-31 in a thrilling final.

A New Zealand women's selection first took the field in 1989 and competed at the 1991 Women's Rugby World Cup.

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