New Zealand women's national rugby league team
|Governing body||New Zealand Rugby League|
|Head coach||Tony Benson|
New Zealand 88 – 0 France|
(The Tetley's Stadium, England; 5 July 2013 )
|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.
The Kiwi Ferns were formed in 1995.
1995 Inaugural Kiwi Ferns Team
Juanita Hall (c)
Managers: Ollie Karu and Yvonne Hiko and Maia Le Cheminant
Tour of Australia in 1995 result NZ won 7 games. 2 of which were internationals against Australia. NZ won 18-14 in first game and 14-6 in 2nd game.
1997 Kiwi Ferns Team
Nadene Conlon (VC)
Zavana Aranga (C)
Coach: Janie Thomson
Managers:Diane Pakai, Robin Thompson,
Trainer: Eileen Rankin
NZ host Australia . NZ win both International Test games. NZ remain undefeated for 4 Tests in a row.
1998 Kiwi Ferns Team
Somma Te Kahu
Coah: Tony Lajpold
Trainer: Harry Tipene
NZ host travelling team Great Britain Lionesses and NZ win all 3 test matches bri g their undefeated tally to 7 in a row.
1999 Kiwi Ferns Team
Frances Te Ao
Selena Te Amo
Managers: Christine Cooper
Trainer: Eileen Porter- Rankin
Australia toured for 3 games. NZ won the first 2 but lost the last test ending their 9 test undefeated streak. Australias first International win.
2000 World Cup Kiwiferns Squad
1 Summah Te Kahu
2 Sharlene Johnson
3 Michelle Driscoll
4 Selena Te Amo
5 Stacey O'Carroll
6 Trish Hina
7 Leah Witehira
8 Nicole Presland
9 Tracey Wrigley
10 Luisa Avaiki
11 Rachel White
12 Nadene Conlon (C)
13 Tasha Davie
14 Laura Mariu
15 Ina Muaiava
16 Frances Te Ao
17 Hannah Wainohu
18 Nola Campbell
20 Lynley Tierney - Mani
21 Rachel Cooper
22 Priscilla Moke
23 Vicki Logopati
Coach: Michael Rawiri
NZ travel to Great Britain for the Inaugural Womens Rugby League World Cup. NZ beat both Gt Britain and Australia and then play Australia in the semis with a win to play Gt Britain in the final and win the World Cup 26-4.
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. The match commenced on May 3rd at the Suncorp Stadium with the Jillaroos winning the match 22 - 14.
- Laura Mariu
- Tasha Davie
- Shontelle Dudley
- Ina Chong Nee
- Teuila Fotu-Moala
- Georgia Hale
- Annabelle Hohepa
- Nora Maaka
- Sharon Chungson
- Kelly Maipi
- Hilda Peters
- Kahurangi Peters
- Rona Peters
- Krystal Rota
- Kristina Sue
- Atawhai Tupaea
- Cynthia Ta'ala
- Sharnita Woodman
|1995||New Zealand||--||Australia||2 Test Series|
|1997||New Zealand||--||Australia||2 Test Series|
|1999||New Zealand||--||Australia||3 Test Series|
|2000||New Zealand||4 - 26||Great Britain||2000 WRLWC||Great Britain|
|2001||New Zealand||--||Australia||Test Match|
|2004||New Zealand||--||Australia||2 Test Series|
|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||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|
- Kiwi Ferns retain women's World Cup tvnz.co.nz, 17 November 2008 Archived December 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Andrew Bryan (29 April 2015). "Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns preview". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- Malcolm Mulholland. "Story: Māori rugby – whutupaoro: Page 6 – Women in rugby union and league". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- Chris Barclay (9 November 2014). "Kiwi Ferns get revenge with win over Aussies". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
- Walter, Brad (9 November 2014). "New Zealand Kiwi Ferns prove too strong for Australian Jillaroos". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
- Burgess, Michael (1 May 2015). "League: Rain on our parade". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- "Anzac Test postponed". NRL.com. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- "Jillaroos score upset 22-14 win over Kiwi Ferns at Lang Park". ABC.net.au (AAP). 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Long, David (3 May 2015). "Kiwi Ferns go down 22-14 to Jillaroos in Anzac test curtain raiser in Brisbane". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- NZRL (27 April 2015). "Kiwi, Kiwi Ferns and Junior Kiwis teams announced". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- tvnz.co.nz (ONE News) (26 April 2015). "Kiwis, Kiwi Ferns, Jnr Kiwis named for Anzac clashes". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- SBS.com.au (AAP) (26 April 2015). "Kiwi Ferns squad named to face Jillaroos". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- "Tony Benson replaces Alan Jackson as Kiwi Ferns coach".
- nznewsuk.co.uk (1 April 2015). "NZ Kiwi Ferns regroup under new coach". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- scoop.co.nz (NZRL) (20 March 2015). "Jackson lands Kiwi Ferns coaching job". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- "FESTIVAL OF WORLD CUPS: WOMEN". rlfowc2013.com. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- NZ Women's Rugby League nzrl.co.nz