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Linda Itunu

LINDA ITUNU has enjoyed a long and productive career at the apex of New Zealand women’s rugby.

Itunu first made her mark from 2000-02 when she played for Auckland Schools.

The hard-hitting flanker debuted for the Black Ferns back in 2003, when she was just 18, and is a three-time Women’s Rugby World Cup winner (2006, 2010 and 2017).

A dynamic loose forward, Itunu also showed her class on the sevens stage with 11 tournament appearances for the Black Ferns Sevens from 2009-14.

Itunu debuted for the Auckland Storm in 2003 and she has gone on to help the side win multiple national titles. In 2018 Itunu played her 50th game in the Farah Palmer Cup.

She retired from the Black Ferns following the 2018 season and finishes as one of the most-capped Black Ferns of all time with 38 Tests played.

Player
Position:
Loose Forward
Born:
21/11/1984
Physical:
1.73m; 83kg
Test Debut:
2003 v World XV
Test Points Breakdown:
2t
Test Points:
10
Caps:
38
Provincial Team:
Auckland

Career Comments

  • Black Ferns Sevens (2009, 2012-14)
    Black Ferns (2003-2004, 2006-2010, 2014-present)
    Auckland (2003 - present)
    Auckland Secondary Schools (2000 - 2002)