NZ rugby is set to announce equal pay for the black ferns by including elite women's XVs players. NZ's top women's players would be offered contracts.
Th news comes after NZ rugby announced: "...an integrated tournament for the World Rugby sevens series in 2020-23." This would be the first time that a World Rugby Sevens Tournament would include any woman's teams.
NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew said:
They are very keen to have an increased programme for the women's teams.