New Zealand women's national rugby league team

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New Zealand women's national rugby league team
Nickname Kiwi Ferns
Governing body New Zealand Rugby League
Region Oceania
Head coach Rusty Matua
Captain Sarina Fiso
RLIF ranking 1st
World Cup
Appearances 4 (first time in 2000)
Best result Champions (2000, 2005, 2008)

The New Zealand women's national rugby league team, also known as the Kiwi Ferns, represents New Zealand in Women's rugby league. They are administered by the New Zealand Rugby League.

New Zealand won the Women's Rugby League World Cup in 2000, 2005 and 2008.[1]


Early years[edit]


  • Lynley Tierney-Mani (?-2013)
  • Rusty Matua (2014-)


Charlotte Arnopp-Scanlan (Auckland), Lisa Campbell (Auckland), Teina Clark (Mid Central), Brenda Collins (Wellington), Sarina Fiso (Counties Manukau), Aimee Gilbert (Wellington), Amber Hall (Auckland), Maryanne Hemara (Counties Manukau), Honey Hireme (Counties Manukau), Annabelle Hohepa (Auckland), Kathleen Keremete (Counties Manukau), Nora Maaka (Counties Manukau), Kelly Maipi (Counties Manukau), Laura Mariu (Counties Manukau), Simone Panapa (Counties Manukau), Ana Pereira (Wellington), Ake Pereira (Wellington), Rona Peters (Counties Manukau), Kahurangi Peters (Counties Manukau), Tasha Tapu (Auckland), Karley Te Kawa (Counties Manukau), Geneva Webber (Wellington), Sharnita Woodman (Counties Manukau), Chanelle Wright (Counties Manukau).


The current coach of the New Zealand team is Rusty Matua taking over previous coach Lynley Tierney-Mani after her 2013 World Cup Final defeat.




See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kiwi Ferns retain women's World Cup, 17 November 2008

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