With 100 days till kick-off in the Women’s Rugby World Cup, Suzanne McFadden of Newsroom spent a day at the Waiheke Island Rugby Club and discovered how the tight-knit community could be the nerve centre of the tournament. The small but tight-knit rugby community on the island represents the growth in the female game. “Here in Waiheke we have a very strong women’s game,” says Michelle Hooper, tournament director. “It represents what all clubs should be like in terms of their attitude towards women and girls rugby.”

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