The veteran Melodie Bosman brings vital experience to the Black Ferns front row. The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2006 and 2010 champion missed the 2012 season but returns to the Black Ferns keen to add to her collection of 14 Test caps.
As well as playing for Waikato for eight seasons, Bosman has played for Auckland, Hawke’s Bay and Canterbury. She will be turning out for Canterbury in this year’s Women’s Provincial Championship.
Black Ferns (2004 - 2006, 2010 – present)
Hawkes Bay (2006, 2011)
Canterbury (2009, 2010)
Rugby ground: North Harbour Stadium
Rugby player and why: Mils Muliaina, integrity on and off the field
Earliest rugby memories: started playing at four with a $1 pair of boots from the op shop in Porirua
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Former Black Ferns captain Lenadene Simpson-Brown who gave the me the self-belief that I could be a Black Fern one day
Food: rainbow roll sushi
Actor/Actress: Tom Hanks/Kate Winslett
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Book: Bone Garden, Tess Gerritsen
Singer/Band/Music type: rhythm and blues, reggae
Holiday destination: British Columbia, Canada
Non-rugby sports team: Silver Ferns
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Oprah Winfrey, intrigued by her amazing persona
I hate it when … counties fight over greed
I can’t live without … my family
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be … a geologist, wife and mother of two dogs.