Jackie Patea

A reliable and experienced lock with the Wellington Pride, a focus on improving her game, earned Wainuiomata’s Jackie Patea a place in the 2012 Black Ferns squad.  Patea impressed with her sterling lineout work for Wellington in the Women’s Provincial Championship but it was her physicality that secured her call-up.

Patea has also captained the Pride and made her debut in 2006 as part of the first team to beat Auckland in a WPC Final.

Jackie was called into the 2016 squad for the Northern Tour as injury replacement.

Away from rugby, I am....working full time, being a mother to my 3 year old son, spending time with my family

Rugby ground:
Westpac Stadium
Rugby player and why: Tana Umaga - first Island captain, awesome player and from the same hood
Earliest rugby memories: Playing for school for the first time in 2005
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Family, their love and support has been a big help with me achieving what I have wanted to achieve
Food: Chicken (anything with chicken)
Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington
Movie: Pitch Perfect
Book: Picture books
Singer/Band/Music type: Beyonce
Holiday destination: France
Non-rugby sports team: Breakers

If I could meet one person it would be....Beyonce Knowles
I hate it's freezing
I can't live family
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be...A basketballer
Something interesting about other name is Fat Patricia

1.78m, 83kg
Test Debut:
2012 v England
Test Points:
Provincial Team:

Career Comments

  • Black Ferns (2012 - present)
    Wellington Women's Pride Team (2006 - present)