Four Counties Power Heat players selected into Black Ferns

Counties Power Heat stars Ilisapeti Molia and Lanulangi Veainu have been named in the Black Ferns squad for the first time while a total of four Heat players are included.

Molia is the only Heat forward included in coach Glenn Moore’s side to face the New Zealand Barbarians over the next fortnight.

The other three members of the side are all backs – Veainu, Hazel Tubic and Arihiana Marino-Tauhino.

First-five Tubic has 11 test caps to her name while Marino-Tauhino has played six matches for the Black Ferns.

The Black Ferns play the first of two matches against the Barbarians at Waitakere Stadium on Saturday before a second match in Nelson next weekend.