8 Feb 2018

Two Moore years for Black Ferns

5:16 pm on 8 February 2018

The women's rugby World Cup winning head Coach Glenn Moore will continue his role with the Black Ferns for two more years.

Appointed in 2015 Moore has led to the side to 15 wins and just one loss in 16 tests.

Moore said despite the team's recent success and impressive record of five World Cup wins, there's no time for complacency.

"It's an important phase for the Black Ferns as other countries are getting better and better. We saw that first-hand in Ireland," he said.

Glenn Moore

Glenn Moore Photo: Photosport

"We'll have some continuity in the team going into this year but in some cases there'll be some rebuilding going on too. We need to keep progressing forward and I expect we'll see some new faces this year.

"It's an exciting time for women's rugby."

Moore said it was the Black Ferns impressive work ethic that he enjoyed working with.

NZ Rugby's General Manager of Rugby, Neil Sorensen, said Moore's re-appointment would be popular among his team and coaching staff.

"Glenn works very, very hard for his team and knows how to get the best from them. Everyone who watched the Black Ferns World Cup Final against England will remember how Glenn helped his team come back from being behind at half time to deliver the win he knew they were capable of.

"We are thrilled to have him on board for the next two seasons."

Sorensen said the Black Ferns 2018 playing schedule would be announced in the coming weeks.