New Zealand Rugby has apologised to Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate after the hooker alleged she suffered a psychological breakdown due to former coach Glenn Moore.
NZR stated it had “taken accountability for systematic failings”.
Ngata-Aerengamate thanked the union, saying: “Collectively we bought there. I am on the mend. Free to be me.”
NZR added: “NZR has formally apologised on to Te Kura and her whanau [family] for the experiences that led to a decline in hauora [well-being] for her.”
The union stated it will guarantee Ngata-Aerengamate, 30, obtained “psychological well-being and coaching assist”.
New Zealand’s attentions now flip to getting ready for a house World Cup, which begins on 8 September.
Males’s World Cup-winning coaches Wayne Smith and Graham Henry have been introduced into the set-up because the facet appears to bounce again from heavy defeats by England and France within the autumn.
The Black Ferns, who had a two-year Covid-enforced break from Take a look at rugby, claimed their first win since 2019 on Monday in a 23-10 Pacific 4 victory in opposition to Australia.