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Linda Itunu

Linda Itunu has consistently impressed for the Black Ferns since making her debut as 18-year old against the World XV, a year after playing for Auckland Secondary Schools.

Itunu is regularly one of the most experienced fifteens players in the Black Ferns squad. She played in all nine of the Black Ferns’ Tests in 2014, including the five Women’s Rugby World Cup matches, which she then followed up with a solid season for the Auckland Storm, where she appeared at openside flanker and number 8.

She appeared again for the Black Ferns in 2015 but missed the 2016 campaign before being called back into the side by Coach Glenn Moore in 2017.

The older of the two Itunu sisters in the squad, Linda also has proven experience in the shorter form of the game, winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens title with the Black Ferns Sevens in 2013.

Player
Position:
Loose Forward
Born:
21/11/1984
Physical:
1.72m; 83kg
Test Debut:
2003 v World XV
Test Points Breakdown:
2t
Test Points:
10
Caps:
33
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)