The number of Counties Manukau Heat players taking part in the inaugural Super Rugby Aupiki is growing by the week with two more players securing deals.
Midfield back Shyanne Thompson has linked up with the Blues for their inaugural campaign.
Thompson impressed while playing with the Counties Energy Heat the past two seasons and has been rewarded for her hard work.
She hurt her shoulder after the team’s round one game against Canterbury and underwent season-ending surgery. But she has raced the clock to be fit in time to take part in the first ever women’s competition.
Her inclusion follows Counties Energy Heat teammates Leilani Perese (Hurricanes) and Langi Veainu (Chiefs) also joining the original squads.
Super Rugby Aupiki kicks off in March.
Counties Energy Heat Players in Super Rugby Aupiki
Blues: Shyanne Thompson
Chiefs: Hazel Tubic, Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu, Harono Te Iringa, Ruby Tui, Langi Veainu
Hurricanes: Leilani Perese
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