Trish Hina

Utility Back
165cm, 82kgs
Test Points:
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Career Comments

  • The Gisborne social worker carved out a long career playing for the Kiwi Ferns – the New Zealand women’s rugby league side – from 1996-2010. Trisha Hina is in her second year in the Black Ferns as she commutes from her home on the East Coast to play for Auckland. She has also played rugby for Queensland.

    Representative teams:

    Black Ferns (2010 – present)
    Auckland (2009 – present)
    Wellington (2006)


    Rugby ground: Suncorp Stadium
    Rugby player and why: Lavinia Gould, best women’s rugby player I have seen and been honoured to play with
    Earliest rugby memories: under 8s Marist club, Wellington
    Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Cynthia Taala who pushes me with my personal training and encourages me to do my best all the time
    Food: poached eggs on toast, host cup of tea
    Actor/Actress: Melissa McCarthy
    Movie: Bridesmaids
    Book: NZ Rugby magazines
    Singer/Band/Music type: Beyonce and old school music
    Holiday destination: Bora Bora
    Non-rugby sports team: Brisbane Broncos rugby league
    If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: God
    I hate it when … I have to do the dishes when all the family is over for dinner. It’s never-ending.
    I can’t live without … eggs
    If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be … a sprinter