The Black Ferns have an elaborate new coaching structure to help them defend their World Cup title.
Former All Blacks Coach Wayne Smith has been named Director of Rugby and will be assisted by Wesley Clarke and Whitney Hansen. Sir Graham Henry will also join the team in a coaching support role while specialist coaches will be used throughout the year.
So what does that mean for woman's rugby?
Women in Rugby Aoteraoa chairperson Traci Houpapa spoke to Māni Dunlop.