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Portia Woodman

Portia Woodman earned her first call-up to the Black Ferns for the 2013 International Series after her leave-‘em-for-dust speed and sidestep caught the eye of the selectors. She re-joins the Black Ferns for the first time since her debut Series after missing the 2014 and 2015 campaigns to focus on sevens.

The speedster comes from impressive rugby stock - both her father and uncle were All Blacks in 1980s - and called time on a top-level netball career to play sevens.  Woodman was recognised on the global stage last year with the 2015 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year Award and won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Black Ferns (2013)
New Zealand Women's Sevens: 2013


Favourite Rugby ground: Eden Park
Favourite rugby player and why: Dad, my inspiration that anything is possible
Earliest rugby memories: Beating the boys in rugby when I was 7
Best rugby memory: Winning the Rugby Sevens World Cup, playing at Eden Park in front of all my family
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My dad and my brothers, biggest support ever
Movie: Jungle Book
Book: Fifty Shades of Grey
On your itunes /iphone playlist: Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud, Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
Holiday destination: Family Batch up north, my slice of heaven.
Non-rugby sports team: 69ers
Sporting hero: Jonah Lomu
I hate it when … I can’t come up with witty come backs
I can't live without… Butter
If I was a Super hero I would be (and why)… Buttercup – Powerpuff Girls
If I wasn’t a Sevens rugby player I would be… Back up dancer for Nicki Minaj

1.7m, 70kg
Test Debut:
v England, 2013
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Counties Manukau

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