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Black Ferns, 2006 Women's Rugby World Cup

Black Ferns, 2006 Women's Rugby World Cup

The Black Ferns, the New Zealand women's rugby team, have dominated the women's game internationally, but have a much lower profile than the All Blacks, the men's team. This is despite winning all four women's world cups authorised by the International Rugby Board – by comparison, the All Blacks have won two out of seven men's world cups. This is the Black Ferns' Sharon Willoughby during the world cup semi-final match against France in 2006.

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Sally Shaw, 'Gender and sport - Women and sporting codes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40408/black-ferns-2006-womens-rugby-world-cup (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Sally Shaw, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 7 Jun 2016