The reliable Vaughan started playing rugby in the Manawatu and kept it up when she shifted south to Otago. She made her Women’s Provincial Championship debut for the Otago Spirit in 2007, appearing in all seven WPC matches that season at second five-eighth and played 17 matches in all before returning north.
League and kickboxing have also benefitted from Vaughan’s natural sporting ability. She has represented New Zealand in rugby league and was a national Muay Thai kickboxing champion who represented New Zealand at the world championships. She is a qualified teacher.
NZ Women's Sevens (2016-present)
Black Ferns (2015)
Rugby ground: Eden Park
Earliest rugby memory: Four years old playing in the park with the boys and running around them.
Best rugby memory: Debut for the Black Ferns in 2015
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Wesley Clarke because he puts everything into helping his players excel.
Book: The Bible
Holiday destination: Moerewa (home)
Sporting hero: Farah Palmer
I hate it when... When people blaspheme
I can't live without... My mum
If I was a superhero I would be... The Flash because he's fast
If I wasn't a Sevens rugby player, I would be... A teacher or coach
1.69m | 67kg
v England, 2011
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