Story: Rugby league

Kiwi Ferns, 2010

Kiwi Ferns, 2010

Kiwi Ferns player Ebony Low makes a run past English players in a 2010 match in Whāngārei. It was only in 1993 that a governing body was formed for the New Zealand women's game (the equivalent British organisation was set up in 1985). The New Zealand Women's Rugby League was officially recognised by the New Zealand Rugby League two years later.

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John Coffey, 'Rugby league - Rugby league overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2020)

Story by John Coffey, published 5 Sep 2013