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.
Black Ferns 2011-
New Zealand Sevens (2011)
Wellington (2009 – present)
Hurricanes Secondary Schools (2008-2009)
Rugby ground: Eketahuna
Rugby player and why: Kendra Cocksedge, cause she has a mean step
Earliest rugby memories: playing schoolgirls rugby
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My Grandad (Papa) he alway's 'believed in me'
Actor/Actress: Heath Ledger
Movie: Pitch Perfect
Singer/Band/Music type: India Arie
Holiday destination: Rarotonga
Non-rugby sports team: Black Sticks
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: India Arie
I can’t live without … family
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be … an Astronaut
Something interesting about me....I'm a twin
2011 v England