With 10 caps from four campaigns heading into 2014, IRB Sevens World Series and Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens winner Renee Wickliffe is a key part of the Black Ferns strikepower.
Wickliffe joined a resurgent Counties Manukau in the Women’s Provincial Championship but was previously a key part of the Auckland Storm. She was a handful for the English in 2013 when she appeared on the left wing for all three International Series Tests and is likely to be at full flight during the International Women’s Rugby Series in 2014.
Black Ferns (2009 - present)
New Zealand Touch Blacks (2010)
New Zealand Women’s Sevens (2009, 2013)
Auckland (2009, 2011)
Rugby ground: Twickenham
Rugby player and why: Quade Cooper, I like his style and flare, and he’s an exciting player to watch. Pity he is a Mozzie.
Earliest rugby memories: making the Thames Valley Swamp Foxes
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: my family as I play to make them proud and represent where I came from
Food: mum’s cooking
Actor/Actress: Ryan Gosling, Sandra Bullock
Movie: The Notebook, the Help
Book: not a fan of reading
Singer/Band/Music type: anything with a catchy beat
Holiday destination: Dubai
Non-rugby sports team: Warriors
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Nelson Mandela because he is an amazing, inspirational person who made a stand against racism.
I hate it when … I have to go to work and not be a professional rugby player
I can’t live without … my phone
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be … a DJ
2009 v England