Auckland Storm stalwart Charlene Gubb (formerly Halapua) was called into the Black Ferns for the first time in 2015 after a series of impressive performances at the Women’s Provincial Championship level, including three national titles and featured at blindside flank in all three Tests as the Black Ferns dominated the International Super Series.
Attracted to sevens by New Zealand Rugby’s Go 4 Gold programme in 2012, Halapua made her New Zealand Women’s Sevens debut that same year at the Oceania Women’s Sevens Championship. The Tongan-born Halapua moved to New Zealand when she was 11.
Away from rugby I am....
working full-time and learning how to break danceFavourites
Eden ParkRugby player and why:
Brad Thorn - he's a workhorse!Earliest rugby memories:
Cutting my ear during tackle practiceBiggest influence on your rugby career and why:
Sister Renee, because I wanted to be like herFood:
Salmon, dumplings, roast porkActor/Actress:
Harry PotterSinger/Band/Music Type:
Reggae, Kanye West, J. Cole, Beyonce, U2Holiday destination:
ThailandNon-rugby sports team:
Mystics, Penrith PanthersI hate it when....
I get into bed and I'm hungry....againI can't live without....
music and seafoodIf I wasn't a rugby player I would be...
a nurseSomething interesting about me....
I was born in Tonga and move to NZ when I was 11 years old