Lydia Crossman

Loose Forward
1.72m, 74kg
Test Points:
Provincial Team:

Career Comments

  • The 25-year-old Aucklander has been rewarded with Black Ferns selection after transferring to the Hawkes Bay this year following six seasons for Auckland.

    Representative teams:
    Black Ferns (2011 - 2012)
    Hawkes Bay (2011)
    Auckland (2003, 2006 – 2010, 2012)
    Auckland Secondary Schools (2000- 2004)
    Thames Valley Rollar Mills (1999)

    Rugby ground: Whangamata Rugby Club and College Rifles Rugby Club
    Rugby player and why: Adam Thompson
    Earliest rugby memories: playing against Whangamata when I had a runaway try. We played in bare feet back then and that day there was a thick frost on the ground. The more I ran the colder my feet got, and when I was five metres out from the tryline I had to stop and sit down with my feet in the air. I never scored the try.
    Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: my family and family friends (the webbies and taffy duck). My childhood coaches from Whangamata.
    Food: Nachos
    Actor: Will Farrell
    Movie: Bridesmaids
    Singer/Band/Music type: Florence + the machine,  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Holiday destination: Whangamata
    Non-rugby sports team....Detroit Tigers
    If I could meet one person it would be.....Ronald McDonald