Support Our Sisters: The Art of Rugby will see a stunning artwork on display on Shortland Street from mid-September through to the end of the Rugby World Cup tournament in November and beyond.

Rugby World Cup has collaborated with artist, Erin Fosyth to turn a commuter space into a major artwork in celebration of women's rugby. 

The 24-metre mural is a celebration of the unifying aspect of women's rugby located in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland's central city. Twelve figures (symbolic of the teams coming together for the 2022 Women's Rugby World Cup) appear to move along the wall in unison, each posture lightly meeting the one before in a sort of dance. But the movement and postures directly reference the movements commonly found in players of rugby. Figures are larger than life and stylized to emphasise the grace, strength and power of the players.

Rugby World Cup 2021 Tournament Director Michelle Hooper says the exhibition will reflect New Zealand’s love for rugby and burgeoning support for the women’s game. 

“Inspired by the Rugby World Cup and women’s rugby, Support Our Sisters: The Art of Rugby will help New Zealand rally together even more in support of our sisters coming from across the world to compete on Aotearoa soil.” 

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Last updated: 20 September 2022