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New Zealand Rugby's community boss Steve Lancaster has highlighted the effect of the Black Ferns World Cup victory last year on the grassroots game.
Women's participation in the playing, coaching, and refereeing sectors has increased in the governing body's latest review.
Lancaster told Mike Hosking that the Ferns performed really well and were great role models for young women and girls around the country.
He also said there’s been significant investment in infrastructure around the country, the upgraded facilities providing more opportunities to play.
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