‘Come together as one’: Black Ferns’ World Cup triumph unites nation

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New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup victory was a fitting end to a tournament that has sparked new fever for the women’s game

After an extraordinary Rugby World Cup final, Ruby Tui from New Zealand’s winning Black Ferns team began to belt out a waiata (song) known to every New Zealander.

Under the bright lights of the sold-out Eden Park stadium in Auckland, with ribbons glittering gold behind her, a beaming Tui sang Tūtira mai ngā iwi (Come Together as One) to the crowd, and more than 40,000 adoring voices responded: – ‘tātou tātou e!’ the stadium roared: ‘all of us, all of us!’.

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Written by Eva Corlett
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/nov/13/come-together-as-one-black-ferns-world-cup-triumph-unites-nation under the title “‘Come together as one’: Black Ferns’ World Cup triumph unites nation”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.