New Zealand women's national rugby sevens team

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

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]

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Honours

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 history

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within New Zealand

World Cup Sevens record

Rugby World Cup Sevens
YearRoundPositionPldWLD
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2009 FinalSilver medal icon.svg6510
Flag of Russia.svg 2013 FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 FinalGold medal icon.svg4400
Flag of South Africa.svg 2022 Qualified
Total2 Titles4/41615100

Summer Olympics record

Olympic Games
YearRoundPositionPldWLD
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 FinalSilver medal icon.svg6501
Total0 Titles1/16501

Oceania Women's Sevens results

Oceania Women's Sevens
YearRoundPositionPldWLD
Flag of Samoa.svg 2008FinalSilver medal icon.svg6510
Flag of Fiji.svg 2012FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2013Semi FinalistBronze medal icon.svg6420
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2014FinalGold medal icon.svg7700
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015 Did not attend
Flag of Fiji.svg 2016 Did not attend
Flag of Fiji.svg 2017 FinalGold medal icon.svg5500
Total3 Titles5/7302730

World Series record

2010s

Summary for Series I to VIII
Women's Sevens Series

  

Challenge

11–12

I

12–13

II

13–14

III

14–15

 
Middle East
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Dubai
 
Oceania
 
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São Paulo
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São Paulo
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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Victoria
 
Asia
Hong Kong
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Guangzhou
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Guangzhou
 
Europe
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London
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Amsterdam
5th
Amsterdam
 
 
 

 

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4/4
74 pts

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5/5
96 pts

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6/6
108 pts

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Women's Sevens Series
IV

 15–16 

V

 16–17 

VI

 17–18 

VII

 18–19 

VIII

 19–20 

 
5th
Dubai
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Dubai
5th
Dubai
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Dubai

 
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Sydney
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Sydney

 
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São Paulo
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Atlanta
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Las Vegas
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Glendale

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Victoria
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Victoria
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Victoria
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Victoria

 
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Kitakyushu
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Kitakyushu
4th
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Paris
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Biarritz

 
5/5
80 pts

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6/6
116 pts

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5/5
90 pts

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6/6
110 pts

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Team

Current squad

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
Risealeaana Pouri-Lane
Alena Saili
Terina Te Tamaki
Ruby Tui
Niall Williams
Tenika Willison
Portia Woodman

Previous squads

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References

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