First game of Women’s Super Rugby

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The Chiefs and Blues have played the first ever game of Women’s Super rugby at Eden Park on Saturday.

The Chiefs were too strong for the Blues, securing a 39-12 victory. The Waikato side scored five tries to their rivals’ two.

The game included some of the best women’s rugby players in the world. In all, 6 Black Ferns featured in the match with the Blues having a combined total of 167 Test caps, while the Chiefs had 84.

The Blues were captained by current Black Ferns skipper Eloise Blackwell, while the Chiefs are being led by Les Elder who has also captained the national side.

The star of the game, however, was Chiefs first-five Hazel Tubic. She showed outstanding kicking form from the tee, nailing four sideline conversions and two penalties.

It is hoped that the game will help ensure a women’s competition in 2022.

Chiefs 39 (Veainu, Arakua, Elder, Connor & Reynolds tries, Tubic 4 conversions & 2 penalties) Blues 12 (Maliepo & Brunt tries; Maliepo conversion)

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