Teresa Te Tamaki returned to the Black Ferns in 2015 after a three-year absence. The second five-eighth had made her Black Ferns debut in 2007 and has participated in the 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 Black Ferns campaigns, across which she earned seven Test caps.
Te Tamaki made her Women's Provincial Championship for the Auckland Storm in 2005 and played 31 times for the blue-and-whites. Following Waikato's return to the WPC in 2012 (Waikato had sat out the 2006-11 seasons), Te Tamaki shifted south to be part of the area's rugby renaissance. At the end of 2014 she had earned a further 22 provincial caps, making her one of the most experienced players in the competition. Te Tamaki has also represented New Zealand at touch rugby.
Te Tamaki practises physiotherapy alongside former Black Ferns teammate Victoria Grant in the Waikato and holds a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Maori Health and Masters in Health Practice.
Rugby Ground: Cambridge Memorial
Rugby player: Piri Weepu
Earliest rugby memories: Playing winger for Takapuna
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My brother, as I always wanted to do what he did
Actor/Actress: Morgan Freeman
Movie: White Chicks
Book: Hungry Caterpillar
Singer/Band/Music type: Six 60
Holiday destination: Raro
Non-rugby sports team: Jamaican athletics team
If I could meet one person it would be...Beyonce, she's amazing
I hate it when....I have to use a damp towel
I can't live without....friends and family
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be....a horizontal runner
Somehting interesting about me....My dog weighs more than me