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Selica Winiata

Selica Winiata is a star of the women’s game in both fifteens and sevens, regularly exposing weaknesses in her opponents’ defensive systems with deceptive speed and power. 

Although one of the smallest players in top-level rugby, Winiata holds both tryscoring and pointsscoring records in the Women’s Provincial Championship.

The Manawatu police woman was part of the Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens-winning New Zealand side in 2013. Four years after her 2008 debut for the Black Ferns, Winiata returned in 2012 to take on England in all three Tests and score a try at Twickenham. She was a Black Fern again in 2013 and in 2014 featured in all nine Tests in the International Women's Rugby Series and Women's Rugby World Cup. She scored 13 tries in 2014, including five in the Test against Samoa at Eden Park.

National responsibilities restricted her appearances for the Manawatu Cylclones in the 2014 Women's Provincial Championship but she still managed to appear four times at fullback taking her total number of appearances at provincial level to 59 at the end of that season.

In 2013, Winiata earned the inaugural SKY Television Fans Try of the Year with a scything, last-minute, length-of-the-field try in the second Black Ferns v England match.

Rugby ground:
FMG Stadium - Manawatu
Rugby player: Piri Weepu
Biggest influence on your rugby career: Farah Palmer
Food: Chicken
Movie: Law Abiding Citizen
Singer/Band/Music Type: R&B, Reggae
Holiday destination: Hawaii

Utility Back
1.55cm, 58kg
Test Debut:
2008 v Australia
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