Powerful young prop Toka Natua earned selection in the Black Ferns for the first time in 2015 after a big 2014 season for Waikato in the then-Women’s Provincial Championship.
She made her debut against Canada and started all three Tests in the International Super Series. Although noted for her strength and scrummaging, Natua retains the speed and agility that saw her play in the loose forwards throughout her career, including a big stretch at number 8 for Waikato.
In 2016 she carried a big workload for the Black Ferns, starting all five Tests.
Favourite rugby ground Tokoroa Memorial Sports Ground
Favourite rugby player and why... Kevin Mealamu - He's humble and such a hard worker. From my home town.
Earliest or best rugby memory... Our Waikato Women's Team - 2014. Our Team vibe, Our Team achievements and placing 2nd overall.
Biggest influence on your rugby and why... "My Dad - He was a talented sportsmen with speed and power, My family, Crystal Kaua - She is so supportive and always pushes you to be the best athlete you can be. Is an awesome friend as well. "
Last song you had on repeat... John Splithoff - Sing to you
Favourite non-rugby sports team... NRL Warriors & Gold Coast Titans
Sporting hero... Jason Taumalolo & Konrad Hurrell
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why.. .Aaron Neville - I love his voice and his story.
"I hate it when..." People mock my town or talk badly about it.
"If I wasn't a rugby player, I would be..." A praise and worship leader.
v Canada 2015
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