Black Ferns team to play Canada named

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The Black Ferns team to face Canada in their first match in the Women’s Super Series in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday (NZT) was named today.

The team is as follows:

Toka Natua* Waikato
Fiao’o Fa’amausili (c) Auckland
Aleisha Nelson Auckland
Eloise Blackwell Auckland
Charmaine Smith* North Harbour
Charlene Halapua* Auckland
Justine Lavea Auckland
Linda Itunu Auckland
Kendra Cocksedge Canterbury
Victoria Subritzki-Nafatali Otago
Renee Wickliffe Auckland
Chelsea Alley Waikato
Stacey Waaka* Waikato
Honey Hireme Waikato
Selica Winiata (vc) Manawatu
Teresa Te Tamaki Waikato
Aldora Itunu* Auckland
Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate Counties Manukau
Angie Sisifa* Otago
Lesley Ketu Waikato
Emma Jensen Auckland
Kiritapu Demant* Auckland
Janna Vaughan* Manawatu

*new caps

Head Coach for the series, Glenn Moore said the team had settled in well in camp and was focussed on winning matches.

“Every day since we’ve been here the women have been stepping up more and more. They are very well prepared and there’s a high level of desire to win.
They’ve really been putting in the extra yards, on and off the field.”

The team includes eight new caps, four in the starting fifteen and another four on the bench.

Moore said the new members of the squad had fronted up well and were ready to pull on the black jersey.

“They all have loads of enthusiasm and the more experienced members of the team have been taking the time to help the younger women prepare. When the team takes to the field this weekend they will be ready to step up and play for New Zealand.”

Canada finished second to England in the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014.
The Black Ferns will face England, USA and Canada in the Women’s Super Series.

Live streaming of the matches

Black Ferns media guide

Women’s Rugby Super Series Schedule:

June 27 – Calgary, AB
Calgary Rugby Park

USA vs. England
Kick Off: 16:00 (local time)
Sunday 28th, 06:00 NZST

Black Ferns vs. Canada
Kick Off: 18:30 (local time)
Sunday 28th, 08:30 NZST

July 1 – Red Deer, AB
Red Deer Rugby Club

Black Ferns vs. England
Kick Off: 16:00 (local time)
Thursday July 2, 06:00 NZST

Canada vs. USA
Kick Off: 18:30 (local time)
Thursday July 2, 08:30 NZST

July 5 – Edmonton, AB
Ellerslie Rugby Park

Black Ferns vs. USA
Kick Off: 16:00 (local time)
Monday July 6, 06:00 NZST

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