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Code-hopper Hireme named in Nines side

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/01/2017
Honey Hireme of New Zealand © Getty Honey Hireme of New Zealand

Honey Hireme's versatility has earned her selection in the Kiwi Ferns Nines team to play Australia.

Hireme is one of five new players in the 16-strong squad hoping to repeat their success of last year.

The clash takes place during the NRL Nines tournament at Eden Park on February 4-5.

Hireme has previously represented the Kiwi Ferns at Test level and has played international rugby union for the Black Ferns and Black Ferns Sevens.

Sarina Fiso, last week crowned New Zealand women's rugby league player of the year for a third time, has retained the captaincy.

Kiwi Ferns Nines:

Sarina Fiso (capt), Alexandra Cook, Amber Kani, Atawhai Tupaea, Georgia Hale, Honey Hireme, Kahurangi Peters, Kimiora Nati, Krystal Rota, Lanulangi Veainu, Lilieta Maumau, Luisa Gago, Ngatokotoru Arakau, Nora Maaka, Tanika-Jazz Noble, Teuila Fotu-Moala.

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