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 Tony Benson
Captain Sarina Fiso
RLIF ranking 1st
Colours
Biggest win
New Zealand 88 – 0 France
(The Tetley's Stadium, England; 5 July 2013 )
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 or New Zealand 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][2]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The Kiwi Ferns were formed in 1995.[3]

2014[edit]

The Kiwi Ferns beat the Jillaroos 12 - 8 in a curtain-raiser match ahead of the Four Nations match between the Kangaroos and Samoa at the WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.[4][5]

2015[edit]

The 2015 Anzac Test curtain-raiser match between the Ferns and the Jillaroos was initially to be played on May 1st but was postponed due to bad weather.[6][7] The match commenced on May 3rd at the Suncorp Stadium with the Jillaroos winning the match 22 - 14.[8][9]

Current squad[edit]

Squad at the 2015 Anzac Test Curtain-raiser:[10][11][12]

  1. Laura Mariu
  2. Tasha Davie
  3. Shontelle Dudley
  4. Maitua Feterika
  5. Teuila Fotu-Moala
  6. Georgia Hale
  7. Annabelle Hohepa
  8. Nora Maaka
  9. Kelly Maipi
  10. Krystal Murray
  11. Hilda Peters
  12. Kahurangi Peters
  13. Rona Peters
  14. Krystal Rota
  15. Kristina Sue
  16. Atawhai Tupaea
  17. Janna Vaughan
  18. Sharnita Woodman

Coaches[edit]

The current coach of the New Zealand team is Tony Benson, who replaced Alan Jackson in March 2017.[13] Jackson had been the coach since 2015.[14][15]

Results[edit]

Full internationals[edit]

Year Team Score Opposition Tournament Venue
1995 New Zealand -- Australia 2 Test Series
New Zealand -- Australia
1997 New Zealand -- Australia 2 Test Series
New Zealand -- Australia
1999 New Zealand -- Australia 3 Test Series
New Zealand -- Australia
New Zealand -- Australia
2000 New Zealand 4 - 26 Great Britain 2000 WRLWC Great Britain
2001 New Zealand -- Australia Test Match
2004 New Zealand -- Australia 2 Test Series
New Zealand -- Australia
2005 New Zealand 58 - 0 New Zealand Māori 2005 WRLWC New Zealand
2008 New Zealand -- Pacific Islands 2008 WRLWC Stockland Park
New Zealand -- Samoa Stockland Park
New Zealand -- Tonga Stockland Park
New Zealand 34 - 0 Australia Suncorp Stadium, Queensland, Australia
2013 New Zealand 88 – 0 France 2013 WRLWC[16] The Tetley's Stadium, England
New Zealand 34 - 16 England England
New Zealand 14 - 6 Australia England
New Zealand 12 - 22 Australia Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds
2014 New Zealand 12 - 8 Australia Four Nations curtain-raiser WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia
2015 New Zealand 14 – 22 Australia Anzac Test Curtain-raiser Suncorp Stadium, Queensland, Australia

||2016 ||New Zealand ||26 – 16 ||Australia ||Anzac Test Curtain-raiser ||[McDonal Jones Stadium]], Newcastle, Australia |}

Records[edit]

Team[edit]

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiwi Ferns retain women's World Cup tvnz.co.nz, 17 November 2008 Archived December 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Andrew Bryan (29 April 2015). "Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns preview". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Malcolm Mulholland. "Story: Māori rugby – whutupaoro: Page 6 – Women in rugby union and league". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Chris Barclay (9 November 2014). "Kiwi Ferns get revenge with win over Aussies". Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Walter, Brad (9 November 2014). "New Zealand Kiwi Ferns prove too strong for Australian Jillaroos". Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Burgess, Michael (1 May 2015). "League: Rain on our parade". Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Anzac Test postponed". NRL.com. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Jillaroos score upset 22-14 win over Kiwi Ferns at Lang Park". ABC.net.au (AAP). 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Long, David (3 May 2015). "Kiwi Ferns go down 22-14 to Jillaroos in Anzac test curtain raiser in Brisbane". Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  10. ^ NZRL (27 April 2015). "Kiwi, Kiwi Ferns and Junior Kiwis teams announced". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  11. ^ tvnz.co.nz (ONE News) (26 April 2015). "Kiwis, Kiwi Ferns, Jnr Kiwis named for Anzac clashes". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  12. ^ SBS.com.au (AAP) (26 April 2015). "Kiwi Ferns squad named to face Jillaroos". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Tony Benson replaces Alan Jackson as Kiwi Ferns coach". 
  14. ^ nznewsuk.co.uk (1 April 2015). "NZ Kiwi Ferns regroup under new coach". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  15. ^ scoop.co.nz (NZRL) (20 March 2015). "Jackson lands Kiwi Ferns coaching job". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "FESTIVAL OF WORLD CUPS: WOMEN". rlfowc2013.com. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

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