With club rugby in high gear, as well as strategic Black Ferns camps across the country, the provincial competition will demonstrate the ever-improving standard of women’s rugby.
New Zealand Rugby’s Head of Women’s Rugby Cate Sexton said Provincial Unions are well under way in their preparation for what promises to be an exciting season. “There is a lot on the line this season because the level of competition continues to grow, and players will be eager to impress.
“The allure of a black jersey, with the Rugby World Cup at home next year will no doubt bring the best out of players and teams,” said Sexton.
With 13 out of 14 unions committing resources to put up teams in the 2020 Farah Palmer Cup shows that it is now an essential segment of the schedule. With Mitre 10 Cup sides due to assembling in August for a September start, the FPC teams will hold centerstage.
Essential television coverage of many of the 39 scheduled matches, will showcase the women. While several games will feature as double-header games; including on Friday September 11 for North Harbour v Bay of Plenty, to be played ahead of the feature Harbour v Canterbury clash.
Kicking off on Saturday August 22 ,look for ongoing coverage on Last Word on Rugby.
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