Black Ferns pre­pare for US tour­ney se­ries

The Northland Age - - Sport -

The Black Ferns Sevens team — fea­tur­ing Ohaeawai’s Por­tia Woodman — have as­sem­bled in Tau­ranga to pre­pare for the first tour­na­ment of the 2018/19 HSBC World Se­ries.

The se­ries has grown to six tour­na­ments, start­ing in Glen­dale, US, next week­end. The side train at Blake Park in Tau­ranga to­day be­fore de­part­ing for the US this week­end, while the team for the Glen­dale Sevens will be named on Thurs­day.

It was also noted that in 2019, the Black Ferns Sevens will play a tour­na­ment in New Zealand for the first time with the in­tro­duc­tion of a fourteam women’s Fast Four to the 2019 HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamil­ton.

The side will play France, China and Eng­land on Jan­uary 26-27 next year.

Por­tia Woodman

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