Black Ferns name squad for 2014 World Cup

Last updated 08:33 02/07/2014
SLICK: Manawatu flier Selica Winiata will be a key weapon for the Black Ferns as they go after their fifth straight women's World Cup victory.
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SLICK: Manawatu speedster Selica Winiata will be a key weapon for the Black Ferns as they go after their fifth straight women's World Cup victory.

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Black Ferns rugby coach Brian Evans has this morning named his squad to attempt to win five straight women's World Cups.

The 26 strong squad will be captained by Auckland hooker Fiao'o Fa'amausili.

The World Cup kicks off on August 1 in France and the Black Ferns are in pool B with USA, Kazakhstan and Ireland.

BLACK FERNS

Forwards:

Props: Ruth McKay (Manawatu), Aleisha Nelson (Auckland), Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox (Canterbury), Kathleen Wilton (Otago).

Hookers: Fiao'o Fa'amausili (captain) (Auckland), Te-Kura Ngata-Aerengamate (Counties-Manukau).

Locks: Eloise Blackwell (Auckland), Sanita Levave (Wellington), Jackie Patea (Wellington).

Loose Forwards: Rawinia Everitt (Countiesd Manukau), Linda Itunu (Auckland), Justine Lavea (Auckland), Casey Robertson (Canterbury), Aroha Savage (Counties Manukau).

Backs:

Halfbacks: Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury), Emma Jensen (Auckland).

First five-eighths: Kelly Brazier (Otago), Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali (Otago).

Midfielders: Huriana Manuel (Auckland), Claire Richardson (Auckland), Amiria Rule (Canterbury).

Wing/Fullback: Shakira Baker (Manawatu), Honey Hireme (Waikato), Halie Tiplady-Hurring (Canterbury), Renee Wickliffe (Counties Manukau), Selica Winiata (Manawatu).

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