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Following the success of the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has contracted 105 gamers throughout the Blues, Chiefs Manawa, Hurricanes Poua, and Matatū for the 2023 Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki season.

Among the many groups, crowds will see a wealth of recent expertise take the sphere with 28 rookies* incomes their place in one of many 4 Tremendous Rugby Aupiki squads for the primary time.

Alongside an injection of recent faces, 26 Rugby World Cup Black Ferns have been named, and an additional 26 gamers who’ve beforehand donned the black jersey.

There shall be 4 units of sisters in motion, Ruahei Demant and Kiritapu Demant (Blues), Chelsea Bremner and Alana Bremner (Chiefs Manawa and Matatū), Carla Hohepa and Chyna Hohepa (Chiefs Manawa), Martha Mataele and Atlanta Lolohea (Matatū).

In addition to thrilling expertise on the sphere, the Blues not too long ago confirmed 3-time Rugby World Cup winner Linda Itunu on their teaching employees. Matatū introduced yesterday, Black Ferns assistant coach Whitney Hansen will return as Matatū’s assistant coach following her Rugby World Cup success.

NZR Common Supervisor Skilled Rugby and Efficiency Chris Lendrum stated New Zealanders may be excited to see extra top-quality girls’s rugby on our shores.

“It’s nice to see such an abundance of expertise captured throughout the 4 Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki squads, and what’s extra followers, do not have to attend lengthy to see these gamers in motion.”

“Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki is quick, open and sensational rugby. We’re thrilled followers and gamers alike get to get pleasure from such a aggressive and fascinating competitors so quickly after such a compelling Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.”

Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki will embrace crowds and followers as the joy for supporting girls’s rugby is at an all-time excessive.

“The Rugby World Cup enhanced Aotearoa’s ardour for ladies’s rugby and Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki is the possibility for followers to proceed that assist, embrace the environment at matches and again their favourite gamers and groups like they did with the Black Ferns.”

“Ruahei Demant (Blues), Kennedy Simon (Chiefs Manawa), Ayesha Leti-I’iga (Hurricanes Poua) and Renee Holmes (Matatū) have all change into family names, now it is a possibility to see these wāhine, alongside, thrilling younger expertise who would be the way forward for the Black Ferns. I stay up for watching followers, new and previous, get behind their groups and this competitors,” stated Lendrum.

The Blues, boast the most important quantity of development with 12 rookies. Their rookies will function, Kiwi Fern, Katelyn Vahaakolo who will make the change to Union, following her success on the Rugby League World Cup. Northland’s Tara Turner, at simply 18 years of age has impressed in age group rugby and is a prodigy from the Tania Dalton Basis.

Black Ferns Captain and World Rugby Participant of the Yr, Ruahei Demant shall be joined by sister Kiritapu Demant, who shall be hoping to make her Tremendous Rugby Aupiki debut in 2023 for the Blues.

World Rugby Breakthrough Participant of the Yr nominee and Black Ferns Rugby World Cup successful lock Maiakawanakaulani Roos will present expertise alongside fellow Black Fern, unfastened ahead Charmaine McMenamin.

Forwards: Alakoka Po’oi, Charmaine McMenamin, Cheyenne Tuli-Fale, Chryss Viliko, Dajian Brown, Eloise Blackwell, Grace Gago, Joanna Fanene Lolo, Letelemalanuola Lavea, Liana Mikaele-Tu’u, Maama Vaipulu, Maiakawanakaulani Roos, Sophie Fisher, Shannon Leota , Tafito Lafaele,

Backs: Ariana Bayler, Holly Williams, Jaymie Kolose, Katelyn Vaha’akolo, Kiritapu Demant, Krysten Cottrell, Melanie Puckett, Patricia Maliepo, Ruahei Demant, Emblem I Pulotu Lemapu Atai’i (Sylvia) Brunt, Tara Turner

Key Beneficial properties: Ariana Bayler (Chiefs Manawa), Katelyn Vahaakolo (League), Kiritapu Demant.

On the transfer: Aroha Savage (Hurricanes Poua), Charmaine Smith (Chiefs Manawa), Cristo Tofa, Krystal Murray (Hurricanes Poua), Theresa Fitzpatrick (Sevens)

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Chiefs Manawa:
Defending Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki champions, Chiefs Manawa have largely retained a wealth of expertise from their 2022 marketing campaign. The squad options 9 Rugby World Cup successful Black Ferns.

Black Ferns lock Chelsea Bremner has made the transfer north from Matatū. Bremner shall be joined by notable rookie prop Te Urupounamu McGarvey, after impressing for Bay of A lot in the course of the Farah Palmer Cup.

Incomingformer Hurricanes Poua again, Amanda Rasch be part of Tremendous Rugby Aupiki rookie, former Black Ferns Improvement Sevens and New Zealand Contact Rugby worldwide, Counties Manukau’s first-five eight Mererangi Paul.

Forwards: Angel Mulu, Awhina Tangen-Wainohu, Charmaine Smith, Chelsea Bremner, Chyna Hohepa, Dhys Faleafaga, Grace Houpapa-Barrett, Kelsie Wills, Kennedy Simon, Luka Connor, Pia Tapsell, Santo Taumata, Tanya Kalounivale, Te Urupounamu McGarvey, Tynealle Fitzgerald, Victoria Makea

Backs: Amanda Rasch, Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu, Azalleyah Maaka, Carla Hohepa, Chelsea Semple, Georgia Daals, Hazel Tubic, Langi Veainu, Merania Paraone, Mererangi Paul, Renee Wickliffe, Violet Hapi-Smart

Key Beneficial properties: Amanda Rasch (Hurricanes Poua), Chelsea Bremner (Matatū), Charmaine Smith (Blues), Dhys Faleafaga

On the transfer: Ariana Bayler (Blues), Kelly Brazier (Sevens), Les Elder (Retired), Maia Joseph (Injured), Portia Woodman (Sevens), Rugby Tui (TBC), Stacey Fluhler (Sevens),

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Hurricanes Poua:
Hurricanes Poua presents loads of fireplace energy and expertise throughout their squad. 16 gamers return for Hurricanes Poua for the 2023 season. Rugby World Cup successful Black Ferns lock Joanah Ngan-Woo this season shall be joined by Black Ferns teammate Krystal Murray. Complementing a powerful ahead pack, is the inclusion of 2017 Rugby World Cup successful Black Fern Aroha Savage.

The Black Ferns electrifying winger Ayesha Leti-I’iga returns for Hurricanes Poua after a profitable Rugby World Cup marketing campaign. Isabella Waterman makes the transfer north from Matatū to bolster the perimeters backline.

Forwards: Aroha Savage, Cilia-Marie Po’e-Tofaeono, Cristo Tofa, Jackie Patea-Fereti, Joanah Ngan-Woo, Kahurangi Sturmey, Kaipo Olsen-Baker, Krystal Murray, Layla Sae, Leilani Perese, Maddie Feaunati, Rhiarna Ferris, Rachel Rakatau , Saphire Abraham, Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate.

Backs: Ayesha Leti-I’iga, Bernadette Robertson, Carys Dallinger, Crystal Mayes, Iritana Hohaia, Isabella Waterman, Milly Mackey, Monica Tagoai, Teilah Ferguson, Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali.

Key Beneficial properties: Aroha Savage (Blues), Cilia-Marie Po’e-Tofaeono (Blues), Cristo Tofa (Blues), Isabella Waterman (Matatū), Krystal Murray (Blues)

On the transfer: Amanda Rasch (Chiefs), Cheyelle Robins-Reti (Matatū)).

Tickets and Memberships:

Matatū’s ahead pack shall be a pressure in Tremendous Rugby Aupiki this 12 months. That includes the Black Ferns Rugby World Cup highly effective entrance row trio of Phillipa Love, Amy Rule and Georgia Ponsonby. Black Ferns teammates Kendra Reynolds and Natalie Delamere may even be an influential pressure throughout the Matatū ahead pack.

Georgia Cormick joins Matatū following a powerful Farah Palmer Cup season with Otago. Cormick isn’t any stranger to Tremendous Rugby having competed within the SuperW with the Melbourne Rebels.

Australian worldwide Sera Naiqama crosses the ditch for her debut season with Matatū. Naiqama present Wallaroo and NSW Waratahs SuperW participant, she has had a style of New Zealand girls’s rugby, after dealing with the Black Ferns within the Rugby World Cup opener.

Cheyenne Cunningham had a standout Farah Palmer Cup season for Otago. the 22-year-old has a promising future forward of her and is a rookie to look at for the upcoming 2023 Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki season.

Forwards: Alana Bremner, Amy Rule, Atlanta Lolohea, Cindy Nelles, Emma Dermody, Georgia Ponsonby, Kendra Reynolds, Leah Miles, Lucy Jenkins, Marcelle Parkes, Moomooga (Ona) Palu, Natalie Delamere, Phillipa Love, Sera Naiqama, Steph Te Ohaere Fox.

Backs: Amy Du Plessis, Charntay Poko, Chey Robins-Reti, Cheyenne Cunningham, Di Hiini, Georgia Cormick, Grace Brooker, Grace Steinmetz, Martha Mataele, Renee Holmes, Rosie Kelly, TeRauoriwa Gapper.

Key Beneficial properties: Atlanta Lolohea, Georgia Cormick, Charntay Poko, Sera Naiqama (SuperW), Cheyelle Robins-Reti (Hurricanes Poua), Cheyenne Cunningham, Cindy Nelles (Blues), Leah Miles.

On the transfer: Kendra Cocksedge (Retired), Chelsea Bremner (Chiefs Manawa), Isabelle Waterman (Hurricanes Poua), Kilistina Vea (parental go away), Liv McGoverne (Exeter Chiefs).

Tickets and Memberships: To be introduced at a later date.

Key Info:
Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki Rookies Breakdown:
Blues: 12 Rookies
Chiefs Manawa: 6 Rookies
Hurricanes Poua: 3 Rookies
Matatū: 7 Rookies

*Rookies donates first Sky Tremendous Rugby Aupiki contract.

Season opener:
Saturday February 25: Hurricanes Poua v Chiefs Manawa, Levin.

4 groups: Blues, Chiefs Manawa, Hurricanes Poua and Matatū
6 common season matches + 4 play-off matches
Season Size: 5 weeks
Complete Matches: 10

Semi-Finals: 19 March, Ultimate + third/4th play-off: 25 March.

2023 Tremendous Rugby Aupiki Draw click on HERE.

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