Black Ferns step up preparations for Canada, England and USA
The four-time World Champion Black Ferns will play host's Canada as well as Women Rugby World Champions England and USA, kicking off in Calgary.
The Ferns will assemble for the Canada Women’s Rugby Super Series in Auckland on the 18th June.
NZR has confirmed that the #BlackFerns will play Canada, England and USA in a 'Super Series' at Calgary and Edmonton http://t.co/2W5MA9RwnS— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) April 8, 2015
Trials have already begun, with the initial gathering of hopefuls gathering on 17th May at the Bombay Rugby Club.
This coming weekend in Palmerston North the players looking for touring berths will be given their final chance.
The team selection for North America will be named during the week starting the 1st June.
The head coach will be Greg Smith, while 2002 and 2006 World Cup winning Black Fern Hannah Porter will manage the team with an eye to the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017.
The #BlackFerns will be heading to Ireland for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup http://t.co/FNfb09WoA3 pic.twitter.com/582miTmywD— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) May 14, 2015
The WRWC has been 'reset' with the next edition taking place in two years to avoid any conflict with the Summer Olympics and the Women's World Cup Sevens.
The English Women are the defending champions.
The winner's of the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup, who dethroned the #BlackFerns, are a good chance @EnglandRugby @thesundaytimes @SkySports— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) October 26, 2014
Women’s Rugby Super Series Schedule:
June 27 – Calgary, AB
Calgary Rugby Park
USA vs. England
Kick Off: 16:00 (local time)
Tuesday 28th, 06:00 NZST
Black Ferns vs. Canada
Kick Off: 18:30PM (local time)
Tuesday 28th, 08:30 NZST
July 1 – Red Deer, AB
Red Deer Rugby Club
Black Ferns vs. England
Kick Off: 16:00PM (local time)
Thursday July 2, 06:00 NZST
Canada vs. USA
Kick Off: 18:30 (local time)
Thursday July 2, 08:30 NZST
July 5 – Edmonton, AB
Ellerslie Rugby Park
Black Ferns vs. USA
Kick Off: 4:00PM (local time)
Monday July 6, 06:00 NZST
4 yrs ago @CarlaHohepa & @kellybrazier14 helped @AllBlacks #blackferns win a fourth #WRWC in row - happy memories? http://t.co/dBHvgAAT5T— IRB Women's Rugby (@irbwomens) September 5, 2014