Elizah Ward from Kawerau has been selected for the NZ Womens u21 touch team and is the only woman from the Bay of Plenty who was selected.

She revealed she has not yet played against Australia for the Super Trans Tasman Touch tournament test series held at the Trust Stadium in Waitakere starting from February 5th to February 7th.

Elizah Ward said she is of Tuhoe descent and will play in the NZ womens U21 team and the womens Maori U21 team to paly Australia in Australia in July of this year.

Kei te tu te whakataetae Pa Whutuporo Super Trans Tasman i te patuwatawata Trust Waitakere i Tamaki-makau-rau i waenganui i nga kapa Pa Pango o Aotearoa me Ahitereria. Ka timata nga takaro pa whutuporo i nga taiohi tane me nga kohine kei nga reanga i raro i te tau tekau ma iwa me te rua tekau ma tahi tau. Tetahi wahine no Kawerau kei roto i te kapa wahine kei raro i te tau rua tekau ma tahi ko ia te wahine anahe o Te Waiariki me tana korero he wa tuatahi māna kia takaro i a Ahitereria i roto nga whakamatautau kei te taka mai hei te tuarima ki te tuawhitu o Huitanguru.