Two Waikato players named in Black Ferns
The world champion Black Ferns team have already started preparations for their upcoming test series by naming their squad to face England next month.
As a part of the squad of 26, Waikato is well represented with Victoria Grant and Chelsea Alley named in Brian Evans' coached side.
Grant has shaken off injury to regain her place in the national side and has also been named vice-captain, while Alley joins the Black Ferns as one of five new caps.
The first of three tests kicks off on July 13 at Eden Park in Auckland.
Black Ferns v England International Series 2013
Saturday 13 July: Eden Park, Auckland kickoff 5:05pm
Tuesday 16 July: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, kickoff 7:00pm
Saturday 20 July: ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe, kickoff 2:35pm