23 October 2020

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.

Congratulations to the following:

Aieshaleigh SmalleyCounties Manukau
Amber KaniCounties Manukau
Annessa BiddleCounties Manukau
Apii NichollsAkarana
Autumn StephensUpper Central
Charlette ButlerCounties Manukau
Charlotte ScanlanAkarana
Christyl StowersCounties Manukau
Corrineke WindleMid Central
Crystal TamaruaWarriors
Hilda PetersWarriors
Honey Hireme-SmilerUpper Central
Jonsal TautariCounties Manukau
Juliana NewmanAkarana
Kanyon PaulWarriors
Kararaina Wira-KohuCounties Manukau
Karli HansenAkarana
Katelyn Vaha’akoloAkarana
Krystal RotaCounties Manukau
Lavinia TauhalalikuAuckland Vulcans
Madison BartlettWarriors
Maitua FeterikaCounties Manukau
Mya Terehia Hill-moanaUpper Central
Rawinia EverittNorthern Swords
Roelien Du PlessisUpper Central
Shannon MuruAuckland Vulcans
Sharliz WhiteAkarana
Tawny BurgessWellington