The competitions see four trophies, one Ranfurly Shield, 26 Unions and more than 130 matches across 12 captivating weeks. It will all kick off in the deep south with the Southland Stags taking on the their most distant rivals, the Northland Taniwha in the Mitre 10 Cup opener on Thursday 8
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 FARAH PALMER CUP In May 2016 New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced, with the support of competition sponsor Mitre 10, that the Farah Palmer Cup was to commence from 6 August 2016. The renamed competition represents an exciting time for rugby and is an acknowledgement of the contribution made by former Black