When it comes to women's rugby, the Stephens family have always been synonymous with the black and yellow of Waikite.
However, this year Waikite, who won the Baywide Premier women's competition in 2017, could not get a team together and the remaining players were forced to find new homes.
Eliza Stephens chose Waimana but her daughter Autumn-Rain Stephens chose Whakarewarewa. While they faced off briefly in a pre-season tournament, on Sunday they went head-to-head in the Baywide Premier competition for the first time, at Puarenga Park.
Both women lined up at fullback and while they endured mixed emotions, they share