The versatile Halie Tiplady-Hurring returned to the Black Ferns in 2014 after previous campaigns in 2008, 2010 and 2012 and tournaments with the New Zealand Women’s Sevens team. Tiplady-Hurring is an inspirational player to have in the squad, with safe hands under high balls and defensive strength complementing her eye for a gap and quick turn of pace.
Tiplady-Hurring captained Otago for the 2013 Women’s Provincial Championship, in what was her second season with the team – she had previously earned 37 caps with Canterbury. She scored five tries in five matches and provided a useful kicking option as well.
Rugby ground: Sydenham Rugby Ground
Rugby player and why: Israel Dagg - love watching him catch high balls
Earliest rugby memories: Playing rugby with the boys and scoring my first try
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Mum, she always supported me 100%
Actor/Actress: Angelina Jolie
Movie: Pitch Perfect
Book: My friend Henry
Singer/Band/Music Type: Alicia Keys
Holiday destination: Lake Tekapo
Non-rugby sports team: Breakers
If I could meet one person it would be...Michael Jordan
I hate it when...it's cold and you have to train outside
I can't live without my...family & friends
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be...a mountain biker
Somthing interesting about me...I love the water!
2008 v Australia
Black Ferns (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
New Zealand Women's Sevens
Away from rugby, I am....working at Leslie rugby as a club and schools sale manager