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Shakira Baker

Shakira Baker's selection for her first Women's Rugby World Cup came on the back of an impressive 2014 International Women's Rugby Series, during which she scored two tries.

A debutant for Wellington at 16 years old and former Hurricanes Secondary Schools player, Baker has also been part of the New Zealand Women’s Sevens, including the team’s first tournament win at the Oceania Sevens. Outside rugby, Baker has studied marine biology.

Representative teams:

NZ Women's Sevens (2016-current)

Black Ferns 2011-
New Zealand Sevens (2011)
Wellington (2009 – present)
Hurricanes Secondary Schools (2008-2009)

Favourites:

Rugby ground: Eketahuna
Rugby player and why: Jonah Lomu - he's a legend
Earliest rugby memory: Playing rugby for the first time in high school, getting he ball and running in the wrong direction.
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My grandfather - always wanted to see me wearing a black jersey.
Food: Mum's home cooked meals
Movie: Pocahontas
Book: Twilight
On your playlist: Make up - R. City
Holiday destination: Somewhere tropical
Sporting hero: Cassius Marcellus Clay Junior
If I could meet one person, it would be... Jesus
I can't live without... My family
If I was a superhero I would be... Juggernaut because he is strong and a beast
If I wasn't a Sevens rugby player I would be... A school teacher

Player
Position:
Prop
Born:
04/01/1992
Physical:
1.70m, 92kg
Test Debut:
2011 v England
Test Points:
10
Caps:
9
Provincial Team:
Manawatu

Career Comments

Test Match record

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