Rugby: All Black halfback TJ Perenara, wife expecting first child

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara and wife Greer have announced the expected arrival of their first child.

The Hurricanes captain shared the good news on Instagram.

"Our little whānau is expanding… ," he posted. "We are so happy to announce our pēpi will be arriving Aug 2020."

The Perenaras suffered through a devastating miscarrige last year, just three weeks after Greer revealed she was pregnant.

The couple went public with the tragic news, hoping it would help others get through their own experiences.

"TRIGGER WARNING: Miscarriage," Greer wrote on social media. "We are all on our own path. 

"We all have dreams, goals and experiences, but more often than not, we DO share some of those with other people, whether we know it or not. 

"In times when we feel alone, we can easily forget that there are others out there that are going through what we are going through. That can be a really dark, isolating time for some.

"Sadly, at our scan last week, we found out that we had miscarried. 

"We were absolutely gutted.

"All the typical questions arose... 'Why us? 'Did we do something wrong?' I know this topic is confronting and perhaps some won't agree with me sharing it, but I'm sharing it because it's important to know that we should not be ashamed. 

"We should not hold the hurt alone."