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Friday, October 07 2022
Black Ferns continue to tinker as World Cup opener awaits

The Black Ferns search for their best team continues, with several tweaks made for their World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday at Eden Park.

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Friday, October 07 2022
 Waikato's Taha Kemara impresses in rookie season

Te Awamutu Sports' latest Waikato representative Taha Kemara, 19, has had a full-on year after being named Sports' premier co-captain, playing for Chiefs Under 20 and making his Mooloos debut.

Posted by: AT 03:44 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, October 07 2022
Black Ferns couples' incredible journey to World Cup

Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei Seek the treasure that you value most dearly, if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.

Posted by: AT 03:41 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, October 05 2022
All Black Jordie Barrett signs new deal with New Zealand Rugby

Jordie Barrett has officially put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him in the capital with the Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) through till the end of 2025.

Posted by: AT 04:13 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, October 05 2022
Sparkplug Kendra Reynolds ignites Black Ferns

After years of knock-backs and disappointment, Kendra Reynolds has powered her way into the Black Ferns to defend the Rugby World Cup. And the resilient No.7, whose job off the field was to ignite a fire for rugby in women and girls, is now leading by example.

Posted by: AT 04:11 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, October 05 2022
LockerRoom: Women's Rugby World Cup - Team liaisons keep things running smoothly

When the best female rugby players on the planet depart Aotearoa after the Rugby World Cup, the enduring legacy of their time here won't just be whether they won or lost. It will also be the people they met, cultures they glimpsed, and experiences they shared.

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Tuesday, October 04 2022
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes surprise switch for Auckland in NPC

A shift to the right wing for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck served as little more than a surprise for viewers in Auckland's 38-24 win over Taranaki on Saturday, with atrocious conditions dictating the game.

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Tuesday, October 04 2022
Northland take final playoff spot as NPC quarter-finals confirmed

Northland have kept alive their shot at history with a second win in five days - but now face the toughest task in provincial rugby.

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Sunday, October 02 2022
Games, events and performances: What you need to know about the Rugby World Cup

The players are ready, the music is sorted and excitement is ramping up as we count down the days to Rugby World Cup 2021.

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Sunday, October 02 2022
All Black Quinn Tupaea breaks silence on 'pretty tough' injury

All Blacks midfielder Quinn Tupaea has revealed what was running through his mind the moment he suffered a season-ending knee injury at the hands of Wallabies lock Darcy Swain and says he's still keeping his 2023 World Cup hopes alive.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
All Blacks midfielder Quinn Tupaea ruled out for nine months following ugly incident

All Blacks and Chiefs midfielder Quinn Tupaea has been ruled out of rugby for nine months following the ugly cleanout by Wallabies lock Darcy Swain in the first Bledisloe test.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
Warren Gatland says All Blacks' defeats came at ideal time

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he's never seen public morale so low following the All Blacks' run of defeats this season.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
Is Black Ferns veteran Portia Woodman on the verge of GOAT status?

Try-scoring missile Portia Woodman is already one of the great Black Ferns - but this Rugby World Cup could elevate her to the top. And then she still has more to give.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
Black Ferns legend Fiao'o Fa'amausili to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Black Ferns captain Fiao'o Fa'amausili will be inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame at a special ceremony during the World Cup in November.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
Rugby World Cup teams start arriving in Whangārei on Monday

Teams playing their pool matches in Whangārei during the women's Rugby World Cup will start arriving into the city from Monday and organisers are on track to meet attendance targets for all games.

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