Whilst this morning’s news that World Rugby has made the tough decision to recommend the postponement of Rugby World Cup 2021 came as a huge shock to players and fans around the world, the Black Ferns are taking the impending decision on the chin and moving forward.
World Rugby has made the difficult decision to recommend the postponement of Rugby World Cup 2021, scheduled to be hosted in New Zealand between 18 September-16 October, until next year. The recommendation will be considered by the Rugby World Cup Board and World Rugby Executive Committee on 8 and 9 March respectively.
The Black Ferns road to the World Cup is well and truly underway, with two camps already completed so far this year. Allblacks.com caught up with coach Glenn Moore and returning flanker Les Elder about how the squad is building towards the pinnacle event in September.
Rugby World Cup 2021 aims to break the record for attendance at a women’s Rugby World Cup tournament, which is expected to be boosted by some mouth-watering rugby matches, including hosts and reigning champions New Zealand against Australia at Eden Park on the opening day on 18 September, capping an exciting triple bill of matches at the iconic stadium.
Kiwis all over the country got to enjoy a well-deserved summer break after a tough 2020. Our New Zealand rugby players were no different. We had a scroll through the social channels and caught up with what some of our players got up to over the summer.
The women’s calendar for 2020 was hectic at the start of the year. Eight Black Ferns Tests – seven of those on home soil. An historic number of Tests for the Black Ferns. The biggest ever World Sevens Series schedule and an Olympics for the Black Ferns Sevens. A Farah Palmer Cup in its usual Premiership/Championship format.
All Blacks captain and flanker Sam Cane received more recognition for his achievements in 2020 by being selected as the international men's player of the year by the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association in their annual awards.