THE BLACK FERNS BURST ONTO THE SCENE AT THE INAUGURAL WOMEN'S RUGBY WORLD CUP 1991.
Who are the Black Ferns?
Like the All Blacks, the Black Ferns have developed a formidable reputation for winning. In fact, they boast the highest winning percentage of any international rugby team (nearly 90% in Test match rugby), gender aside.
The Black Ferns have won five of the past six Rugby World Cups and will soon get the chance to bag another on home soil, with the competition coming to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time in 2021.
The team received a boost in terms of investment and public recognition in 2018, when semi-professional contracts were awarded to 30 top players, with hopes it was just the beginning of improving pay equity with their male counterparts.
Find the Black Ferns within the All Blacks Experience
You will find many Black Ferns past and present within the All Blacks Experience. Whether it's passing a ball to Kendra Cocksedge, listening to the powerful words of Sarah Hirini or trying out your line-out skills against Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate.