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Aroha Savage

Experienced loose forward Aroha Savage has re-joined the Black Ferns after a big season for Farah Palmer Cup Champions Counties Manukau, having missed the 2015 International Super Series.

Savage has exceptional ball skills that she has also displayed in international rugby league and made her representative rugby debut for Auckland in 2008. She joined the Black Ferns in England for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010 and played all nine Tests in 2014, including the World Cup in France. 

Representative teams:

Black Ferns (2010- present)
Auckland (2008 - present)

Away from rugby, I am....working, studying, eating, cooking, reading, sleeping.


Rugby ground:
Rewa Rugby
Rugby player and why: Richie McCaw, high work rate, always goes hard
Earliest rugby memories: playing school rugby
Biggest influence of rugby career: My first club coaches, Kallum Adams & Pauly, always been there for me from the start
Food:     everything
Actor/Actress: Scarlett Johansen, Johnny Depp
Movie: Eagle vs Shark
Book: Fancy Nancy
Singer/Band/Music type: reggae
Holiday destination: Hawaii, Bora Bora
Non-rugby sports team: Kiwi ferns
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Beyonce, she’s the Ish
I hate it when … people wake me up
I can’t live without … my family and music
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be … a mother of 8!

Loose Forward
178cm, 87kg
Test Debut:
v Australia, 2010
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Counties Manukau

Career Comments

Test Match record

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