Aleisha Nelson is an experienced campaigned and bulwark of the front row.
Nelson made her Black Ferns debut on the team’s Tour of England in 2012, where she featured in all three Tests. She missed the 2013 campaign but played in every Test in 2014 and 2015. she started all five Tests at tighthead in 2016.
A powerful scrummager who regularly dominates her front row opponents, Nelson is another international to come from the Ponsonby Club and has been playing for the Auckland Storm since she was a teenager, making her one of the Storm’s most experienced players in the 2016 Farah Palmer Cup.
Away from rugby, I am ....a Nurse
Rugby Ground:Eden Park
Earliest rugby memories: Mini midgets (Kaihu rugby club)
I can't live without.....family
Favourite non-rugby sports team: San Francisco 49ers
Sporting Hero: Valerie Adams
I hate it when... Food is life ...but the trainer does not think so
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be... Fat
2012 v England
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