Wayne Smith rugby player
Wayne Smith rugby player

Wayne Smith

1st Jan 1970 1.78m/78kg Head Coach

Ruahei Demant and World Cup winning Black Ferns shine at the ASB Rugby Awards

6 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns co-captain and World Cup winner, Ruahei Demant has collected three major prizes at the 2022 ASB Rugby Awards, including the supreme Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year. As well as...

Van der Flier, Demant and Smith land top World Rugby awards

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Josh van der Flier and Ruahei Demant were named the best rugby players in the world on Sunday, with Wayne Smith the number one coach.       Ireland's Josh van der Flier has been named...

Black Ferns team named for Rugby World Cup Final

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Black Ferns team to face England for the Rugby World Cup title, at a sold-out Eden Park this Saturday, has been named. Black Ferns coaches have made just one injury-enforced change to their match-day...

Renee Holmes will start at full-back for New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup 2021 semi-final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Renee Holmes will start at full-back for New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup 2021 semi-final with France at Eden Park on 5 November.   New Zealand director of rugby Wayne Smith has named his team...

Portia Woodman is one of six players returning to the New Zealand starting line-up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Portia Woodman scored two tries in the Pool A meeting with Wales and is one of six players returning to the New Zealand starting line-up for their quarter-final in Whangārei on 29 October.   New...

World Cup Quarter Final Teams Announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coach Wayne Smith believes his team has an opportunity to match Wales physically when they meet in the Rugby World Cup 2021 quarter-finals at Whangārei’s Northland Events Centre...

Black Ferns primed for second Rugby World Cup encounter

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coaches have made a raft of changes ahead of their second Rugby World Cup fixture against Wales at Waitakere Stadium this Sunday (kick off 3.15pm).     With wholesale changes to...

Woodman inspires epic comeback in World Cup opener

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hosts New Zealand recovered from conceding three first-half tries to beat Australia 41-17 in their opening Rugby World Cup 2021 match at Eden Park on Saturday. A record crowd in Auckland were...

Black Ferns named for Rugby World Cup opener

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Black Ferns team to play in their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2021, in front of a record-breaking crowd, has been named. The match is the third in a triple-header opening day at Eden Park, kicking...