Portia Woodman called time on a top-level netball career with the Northern Mystics in order to join the New Zealand Women’s Sevens programme and she has been a stand-out with the oval ball. Now a Women’s World Cup Sevens champion, Woodman earned her first call-up to the Black Ferns after her stop-start speed, and leave-‘em-for-dust side-step made her an obvious selection for the Black Ferns wing. The world’s top points and try scorer in Women’s Sevens, Woodman is expected to be devastating on attack and defence for the Black Ferns.
She comes from strong rugby stock - both her father and uncle were All Blacks in 1980s.
Black Ferns (2013)
New Zealand Women's Sevens: 2013
Rugby player and why: Richie, all round person
Earliest rugby memories: Being the only girl in the team, and still beating the boys
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Dad & Brothers, constantly giving me tips and teaching me some moves
Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show (Family favourite)
Book: Dear John - had me in tears & laughing throughout the book
Holiday destination: Family farm or bach up North
Non-rugby sports team: Kayaking team
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Arnold Schwarzenegger- rub shoulders with a very determined person
I can't live without...My family - Mum & Dad are my heros
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