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Portia Woodman

Woodman once again topped the season's try scoring table dotting down 24 times. Pace and power are her stock in trade; her incredible standing start speed and ability to flatfoot defence has made her a lethal attacking weapon for New Zealand. Woodman's knack of shredding defensive lines saw her named World Rugby's Women's Sevens Player of the year in 2015. A natural athlete who also excelled as a netballer for the Mystics, she comes from great rugby stock. Her father Kawhena Woodman and her uncle Fred Woodman were both All Blacks in the early 1980s.

Black Ferns (2013)
New Zealand Women's Sevens: 2013


Favourite Rugby ground: Eden Park
Favourite rugby player and why: Dad, my inspiration that anything is possible
Earliest rugby memories: Beating the boys in rugby when I was 7
Best rugby memory: Winning the Rugby Sevens World Cup, playing at Eden Park in front of all my family
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My dad and my brothers, biggest support ever
Movie: Jungle Book
Book: Fifty Shades of Grey
On your itunes /iphone playlist: Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud, Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
Holiday destination: Family Batch up north, my slice of heaven.
Non-rugby sports team: 69ers
Sporting hero: Jonah Lomu
I hate it when … I can’t come up with witty come backs
I can't live without… Butter
If I was a Super hero I would be (and why)… Buttercup – Powerpuff Girls
If I wasn’t a Sevens rugby player I would be… Back up dancer for Nicki Minaj

1.7m, 70kg
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