Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 draw confirmed
The competition will kick off on Friday, 26 February
There will be a Final to decide the Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa trophy
Sky is the new Super Rugby Aotearoa naming rights
New Zealand Barbarians Head Coach Rodney Gibbs has named 25 players in his New Zealand Barbarians squad today.
The squad will be captained by Canterbury lock Alana Bremner and features six capped Black Ferns.
The 2020 New Zealand Barbarians are (number of Black Ferns caps in brackets):
Saphire Abraham Auckland
Alana Bremner (Captain) Canterbury
Eloise Blackwell named as Black Ferns captain
Nine new caps included
Preparation begins for Rugby World Cup 2021
Auckland’s Eloise Blackwell (Ngātiwai, Ngāti Maru) will lead the 2020 Black Ferns, in a squad that includes nine uncapped players.
Blackwell, a 29-year-old lock
James Blackwell and Vaea Fifita will bring up 50 caps for the Lions, when the team plays Tasman Mako at Porirua Park this weekend.
It’s the first time the premiership side has hosted a game away from Athletic Park or Sky Stadium in NPC history.
Blackwell, who has been named acting captain
The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the third Bledisloe Cup and first Investec Tri Nations Test at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Saturday 31 October (Kick-off: 7.50PM AEDT, 9.50PM NZT, LIVE and EXCLUSIVE in New Zealand on Sky)
The matchday 23 is as follows (Test caps in