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The New Zealand Women's Rugby League annual National Tournament 2004 is due to take place at Walter Massey Park (Mangere East Rugby League Park) in Mangere, Auckland from Friday 30 July through to Sunday 1 August 2004. This will be the 10th annual Rugby League Nationals for the women, and with 5 very strong teams taking part in 2004, with representation from Canterbury, Wellington, Waicoa Bay, and Auckland (2 Teams), looks to be another extremely competitive and entertaining 3 days of football. A tournament draw is attached for your information. The ladies work very hard throughout the season in their club football and alongside this train for approximately 6 weeks with their provinces in preparation for the Nationals. The Nationals then provides the women with the opportunity to showcase their Rugby League skills and talent in contention for a spot in the World Champion "Kiwi Ferns" squad. A "Kiwi Ferns" team will be selected at the end of the National tournament on Sunday 1 August 2004. A squad of 19 will then travel to Brisbane on the 12 August 2004 where they will take on the Australian's in a 2 test series. Test matches are as follows: 1st Test - Saturday 14 August Bendigo Bank Oval, Ipswich 7.30pm Kick Off 2nd Test - Saturday 21 August Davies Park South, Brisbane 4.00pm Kick Off Presentation Dinner Saturday 21 August South Sydney Leagues Club
Friday 30th July
Saturday 31st July
Sunday 1st August
Game time duration Round Robin 30 minutes each way 5 minutes half time. Should teams be equal on Round Robin points differential i.e. points for and against will determine placing. Drawn games at completion of normal time for both Round Robin games and finals extra time shall be played as contained with the Tournament Rules. Finals ? game duration 40 minutes each-way. 10 minutes halftime.