Navigations Homes Stadium to host Black Ferns XV

Navigations Homes Stadium to host Black Ferns XV

Navigation Homes Stadium is set to host New Zealand’s brightest emerging women’s rugby talent next month when the Black Ferns XV play Samoa in Pukekohe on September 23rd.

The game will feature as part of a double header including the Bunnings NPC fixture between the PIC Steelers and ManawatÅ« at 2.05pm with the Black Ferns XV to follow at 4.35pm.

The Black Ferns XV has been formed by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) to foster the professional growth of players, coaches and management on the international stage and provide a high-performance pathway to the Black Ferns.

MatatÅ«’s Head of Rugby, Whitney Hansen, has been announced today as the inaugural Head Coach of the team, and is joined by Blues Assistant Coach, former Black Fern Linda Itunu and former Wallaroos Assistant Coach Peter Breen.

The Black Ferns XV’s squad will be named in mid-September.

Tickets for the Double Header are available now here.