The Maori All Blacks squad to face the USA Eagles in Chicago’s The Rugby Weekend triple-header, has been named. The team is: Player Province Iwi/Tribe 1 Chris Eves North Harbour Waikato / Tainui 2 Ash Dixon (Captain) Hawke's Bay Ngati Tahinga 3 Ben May Hawke's Bay Ngati Maniapoto / Waikato 4 Isaia Walker-Leawere * Wellington Ngati Porou 5 Pari Pari Parkinson * Tasman Te Whanau a Apanui 6 Reed Prinsep Canterbury Te Rarawa 7 Mitch Karpik * Bay of Plenty Rongomaiwahine /
Black Ferns Head Coach Glenn Moore has named the team to play the USA in an historic triple header at Soldier Field in Chicago this weekend. The squad is (Test caps in brackets. *New cap): 1. Phillipa Love (4) 2. Fiao'o Faamausili (54, captain) 3. Aldora Itunu (17) 4. Eloise Blackwell (34) 5. Charmaine Smith (18) 6.
The New Zealand Heartland XV have kicked off their campaign with a convincing 60–0 win over the Vanua XV from Fiji in Taupo. In blustery conditions at Owen Delaney Park, the Heartland XV overcame a slippery surface to run in nine tries and a resilient defensive effort kept Vanua scoreless. Captain Alex