New Zealand Rugby League wishes to congratulate those selected for the Kiwi Ferns wider squad ahead of their Test against Fetū Samoa Invitational on Saturday November 7th at 4pm.
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Kiwi Ferns, the Clash of the Pacific Women’s Double Header is the ONLY New Zealand International Rugby League Test for 2020.
Tonga will face Niue women at 2pm and the World Nines Champion Kiwi Ferns will take on Pacific rivals Fetū Samoa Invitational at 4pm.
The Kiwi Ferns last faced Fetū Samoa in June 2019 where they came away with a convincing 34 -14 victory. The Ferns will be looking to assert further dominance heading towards the 2021 World Cup while the fiery Fetū Samoa will be hungry for redemption.
The wider squad includes returning NRLW Warriors players Crystal Tamarua, Madison Bartlett, Hilda Peters and Kanyon Paul, seasoned Kiwi Fern veterans Honey Hireme-Smiler and Krystal Rota as well some fresh development prospects as a result of the inaugural Sky Sport NZRL Women’s Premiership.
The squad will be narrowed to 19 following the Sky Sport NZRL Women’s Premiership final between the Akarana Falcons and Counties Manukau Stingrays at 2:05pm on October 31st at Trusts Stadium.
KIWI FERNS WIDER SQUAD:
Aieshaleigh Smalley – Counties Manukau
Amber Kani – Counties Manukau
Annessa Biddle – Counties Manukau
Apii Nicholls – Akarana
Autumn Stephens – Upper Central
Charlette Butler – Counties Manukau
Charlotte Scanlan – Akarana
Christyl Stowers – Counties Manukau
Corrineke Windle – Mid Central
Crystal Tamarua – Warriors
Hilda Peters – Warriors
Honey Hireme-Smiler – Upper Central
Jonsal Tautari – Counties Manukau
Juliana Newman – Akarana
Kanyon Paul – Warriors
Kararaina Wira-Kohu – Counties Manukau
Karli Hansen – Akarana
Katelyn Vaha’akolo – Akarana
Krystal Rota – Counties Manukau
Lavinia Tauhalaliku – Auckland Vulcans
Madison Bartlett – Warriors
Maitua Feterika – Counties Manukau
Mya Terehia Hill-moana – Upper Central
Rawinia Everitt – Northern Swords
Roelien Du Plessis – Upper Central
Shannon Muru – Auckland Vulcans
Sharliz White – Akarana
Tawny Burgess – Wellington