Able to cover both lock and loose forward positions, Rawinia Everitt has been one of the team’s leading performers.
She was missed in 2015, when injury prevented her from joining the Black Ferns for the International Super Series in Canada and made a strong return in 2016, appearing in two Tests.
The 2012 and 2014 New Zealand Women’s Player of the year was an important part of Counties Manukau’s return to the Women’s Provincial Championship in 2013 and their Farah Palmer Cup success in 2016, with her ball skills, high work rate and commitment complementing her captaincy skills.
Representative teams: Black Ferns (2011-14, 2016-present) Auckland (2010 - present)
Rugby ground: Western Springs
Rugby player and why: Brad Thorn, tough and got guts
Earliest rugby memories: awesome welcoming from Marist in 2010
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Marist
Actor/Actress: Rebel Wilson
Movie: Pitch Perfect
Singer/Band/Music type: UB40 and Beyonce
Holiday destination: Waitangi
Non-rugby sports team: LA Lakers and Rabbitohs
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Michael Jackson – the King
I hate it when … it rains
I can’t live without ... cellphone and music
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be … actress on Broadway
Something interesting about me....I'm in an Air band
2011 v England