13 Mar 2014

Sport: Manusina v Black Ferns rugby test confirmed

11:42 am on 13 March 2014

A test between the Samoa women's rugby team and the World Champion Black Ferns has been confirmed for the first week of June.

As first reported by Radio New Zealand International in January, the one-off test will form a key part of the Manusina's build up to the Women's Rugby World Cup in Spain.

The match will also act as a curtain raiser to the All Blacks v England test at Eden Park.

Samoa qualified for the World Cup last year under the coaching of the late Papali'itele Peter Fatialofa, who passed away in November.