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#Black Ferns

# black-ferns - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women

The group of 28 does not include the country’s Sevens stars who bolstered their push for the World Cup in Ireland.

# black-ferns - Monday 12 March, 2018

New Zealand women's rugby team go professional

The Black Ferns have been crowned world champions five times, twice more than their famed male equivalents.

# black-ferns - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England

Loosehead Toka Natua scored a hat-trick as New Zealand battled from 17 – 5 down to put 41 points on England.

# black-ferns - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Try-hungry Black Ferns enjoying life in Ireland, but focus is firmly set on end goal

Tomorrow’s pool decider against Canada will be much more of a test than their opening two clashes.

# black-ferns - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Wonderful Woodman lands eight tries as New Zealand smash triple figures in Hong Kong demolition

The game finished 121-0 as the four-time champions march on, truly enjoying their World Cup experience.

# black-ferns - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'We're hissing to get out there and have a crack': Black Ferns ready to end 2014 hurt

Eloise Blackwell and her side are using that losing dressing room feeling to their advantage this time out.

# black-ferns - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns Ko Uhia Mai This post contains videos

'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns

Versatile New Zealand forward Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate explains the significance of the Kiwi cultural challenge.

# black-ferns - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ireland's WRWC rivals Australia take a beating as England defeat NZ to top rankings Ireland 2017 This post contains videos

Ireland's WRWC rivals Australia take a beating as England defeat NZ to top rankings

The Wallaroos have work to do before facing Ireland after conceding 144 points in three tough warm-up Tests.

# black-ferns - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Ireland's main World Cup rivals have arranged their own warm-up tournament in June

Australia will join the world’s top three sides in a six-Test series over eight days in New Zealand this June.

# black-ferns - Friday 25 November, 2016

Ireland Women feeling 'quietly confident' ahead of final Test match against New Zealand

Ireland are hoping to go out of the November Series on a high.

# black-ferns - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ireland to face France and Australia in Women's Rugby World Cup pool

Tom Tierney’s side have a tough task ahead of them next August.

# black-ferns - Friday 26 December, 2014

The day Ireland stunned New Zealand - My 2014 sporting highlight

Steven O’Rourke looks back on his favourite sporting memory from 2014.

# black-ferns - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

'They went ballistic': The perfect moment captured when Ireland Women beat the Black Ferns

Photographer Dan Sheridan tells about his unique view of one of the greatest ever moments in women’s rugby.

# black-ferns - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

'We knew we had the ability': Fantastic captain Coghlan takes historic win in her stride

“We knew what we were going to do; we were going to go back up there and score and take control of the game.”

Slightly bitter All Blacks and the rest of Twitter's reaction to Ireland's win over New Zealand

They’re calling us favourites to win the whole thing now.

Ireland Women produce superb display of controlled aggression to shock champions New Zealand

A brilliant display of place-kicking from Niamh Briggs puts Ireland top of Pool B.

Here's the New Zealand women's haka before their World Cup clash with Ireland

It seemed to do Ireland more good than the reigning champs.

Here's a quick recap of Ireland and NZ's form ahead of today's World Cup clash

“They’re world champions four times in a row, but they have been beaten,” says captain Fiona Coghlan.

# black-ferns - Monday 4 August, 2014

Just the one change for Ireland Women ahead of World Cup clash with New Zealand

Paula Fitzpatrick will come into Ireland’s back row for one of the game’s toughest tests.

# black-ferns - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Ireland Women targeting first ever World Cup semi-final under Doyle

Head coach Philip Doyle joins to discuss preparation, aims and the Black Ferns.