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New Zealand head coach Glenn Moore will lead the team into this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup.
Black Ferns manager Glenn Moore will lead the team into this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup and insists he is committed to taking the results of the team’s culture review into account.
The results of the Black Ferns’ cultural and environmental audit were due to be presented in Auckland on Monday at 3.30pm by New Zealand rugby chief executive Mark Robinson and panel members Phillipa Muir and Tammi Wilson Uluinayau.
Rikki Swannell calls a discussion on the state of women’s rugby with journalist and broadcaster Ashley Stanley, Black Fern Chelsea Semple and Hannah Porter, former High Performance Manager of Black Fern and NZ Rugby.
Moore was not present but instead issued a statement through an outside PR firm saying he was “honored” to be bringing the Ferns to New Zealand for the World Cup starting October 8.
* Black Ferns: NZ Rugby will publish a “cultural and environmental” report on Monday
* Wayne Smith joins the Black Ferns coaching staff as the culture review looms
* The Black Ferns Culture Review Board is looking for former players to share their experiences
* Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore breaks silence following Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate allegations
“My goal as coach of the Black Ferns is to ensure the team excels both on and off the field. I strive to maximize our performance in all aspects of the game and achieve a high standard of excellence,” said Moore.
“Participating in high-performance sport, whether as a coach, player or part of the management team, can present unique challenges and the results of Black Ferns’ Cultural and Environmental Assessment released today have highlighted a number of these challenges.
“There are findings from the review. I am committed to ensuring that these are taken into account.”
The review was launched after the Black Ferns lost all four Tests to England and France in last year’s Northern Tour.
Hooker Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate then posted on social media in December, claiming she suffered a nervous breakdown after allegedly making critical comments from Moore. She wrote that the situation had come to a head on the tour that had just ended.
At the time Chris Lendrum, general manager of professional rugby and performance at NZR, said the allegations were “disturbing to read” and would be taken seriously while the tour was reviewed.