New Zealand women's national rugby sevens team

The New Zealand women's national rugby sevens team is the reigning women's Rugby World Cup Sevens champions, having won the most recent edition in 2018.[1] The team has participated in all rounds of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series since the competition's inception in 2012–13.[2][3] In 2018, the team won the Team of the Year award at the Halberg Awards.[4]

New Zealand Women's Sevens
New Zealand women's national rugby union sevens team logo.svg
UnionNew Zealand Rugby Union
Nickname(s)Black Ferns Sevens
Coach(es)Allan Bunting and Corey Sweeney
Captain(s)Sarah Hirini
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances3 (First in 2009)
Best resultChampions 2013, 2018
Lineout for New Zealand playing Australia

HonoursEdit

New Zealand did not have any official sevens team for women so they were unofficially represented by the New Zealand Wild Ducks and the Aotearoa Maori New Zealand teams during the years they were playing.

Tournament historyEdit

World Cup Sevens recordEdit

Rugby World Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2009 Final   6 5 1 0
  2013 Final   6 6 0 0
  2018 Final   4 4 0 0
  2022 Qualified
Total 2 Titles 4/4 16 15 1 0

Summer Olympics recordEdit

Olympic Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2016 Final   6 5 1 0
  2021 Final   6 6 0 0
Total 1 Title 2/2 12 11 1 0

Commonwealth Games recordEdit

Commonwealth Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2018 Final   5 5 0 0
  2022 Schedule to be confirmed
Total 1 Title 1/1 5 5 0 0

Oceania Women's Sevens resultsEdit

Oceania Women's Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2008 Final   6 5 1 0
  2012 Final   6 6 0 0
  2013 Semi Finalist   6 4 2 0
  2014 Final   7 7 0 0
  2015 Did not attend
  2016 Did not attend
  2017 Final   5 5 0 0
  2018 Final   5 4 1 0
  2019 Semi Finalist   5 3 2 0
2020 No tournament
  2021 No Final   6 6 0 0
Total 4 Titles 8/10 46 40 6 0

World Series recordEdit

2010sEdit

Summary for Series I to VIII
Women's Sevens Series

  

Challenge

11–12

I

12–13

II

13–14

III

14–15

 
Middle East
Dubai
 st
Dubai
 nd
Dubai
 st
Dubai
 
Oceania
 
Americas  nd
São Paulo
 st
São Paulo
4th
Houston
 st
Atlanta
 st
Atlanta
 st
Victoria
 
Asia
Hong Kong
 st
Guangzhou
 st
Guangzhou
 
Europe
London
 rd
London
 st
Amsterdam
 st
Amsterdam
5th
Amsterdam
 
 
 

 

0/3
 

 

4/4
74 pts

 st [5]

5/5
96 pts

 st [6]

6/6
108 pts

 st

Women's Sevens Series
IV

 15–16 

V

 16–17 

VI

 17–18 

VII

 18–19 

VIII

 19–20 

 
5th
Dubai
 st
Dubai
5th
Dubai
 st
Dubai
 st
Dubai
 
 rd
Sydney
 nd
Sydney
 st
Sydney
 st
Sydney
 
 rd
São Paulo
 nd
Atlanta
 st
Las Vegas
 st
Glendale
 rd
Glendale
 nd
Victoria
 st
Victoria
 st
Victoria
 st
Victoria

 
 st
Kitakyushu
 st
Kitakyushu
5th
Kitakyushu
 
 rd
Clermont-Ferrand
 st
Clermont-Ferrand
 st
Paris
 nd
Biarritz

 
5/5
80 pts

 nd

6/6
116 pts

 st

5/5
90 pts

 nd

6/6
110 pts

 st

5/5
96 pts

 st

 
 

 

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

2020 New Zealand women's rugby sevens squad

Sarah Hirini (Captain)
Kayla Ahki
Shakira Baker
Michaela Blyde
Kelly Brazier
Gayle Broughton
Dhys Faleafaga
Theresa Fitzpatrick
Stacey Fluhler
Jazmin Hotham
Shiray Kaka
Tyla Nathan-Wong
Mahina Paul
Risi Pouri-Lane
Alena Saili
Terina Te Tamaki
Ruby Tui
Niall Williams
Tenika Willison
Portia Woodman

Previous squadsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Zealand are Women's RWC Sevens champions" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 30 June 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  2. ^ "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 4 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Schedule announced for 2013/14 Women's Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 22 August 2013. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Black Ferns Sevens win Halberg Team of the Year". allblacks.com. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  5. ^ "2013 IRB Women's Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
  6. ^ "2014 IRB Women's Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
  7. ^ http://wsws.irb.com/destination/edition=4/teams/team=19/index.html

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Halberg Awards – New Zealand Team of the Year
2018
Succeeded by