Charmaine McMenamin returned to the Black Ferns in 2016 for the first time since 2013, when she featured in the International Series against England. She was part of every Test in the 2016 campaign as the Black Ferns defended the Laurie O’Reilly Memorial Trophy and overcame England, Canada and Ireland. She started the last three Tests on tour at openside.
The versatile loose forward – who can cover both sides at the back of the scrum - has been focusing on sevens for the last few seasons but has continued to turn out for the Auckland Storm, representing the Ponsonby club, and she scored a try in the 2016 Farah Palmer Cup Final against Counties Manukau.Favourite rugby ground
Favourite rugby player and why...
Earliest or best rugby memory... My earliest memory of rugby would be when I was five. Being a daddy's girl I followed him everywhere this particular day I was allowed to go into the changing room with him when he was playing for Petone . All I remember was the smell of liniment. The best Rugby memory Would be debuting in front of my family at Eden Park nothing beats the black jersey,the anthem and the haka
Biggest influence on your rugby and why... My father and family I always play for them and want to make them proud
Last song you had on repeat... Lucille Kenny rogers
Favourite non-rugby sports team... Kiwi Ferns
Sporting hero... Sophie Pascoe
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why... Michael Jackson. Loved him since I was 5
"I hate it when..." I'm rushed
"If I wasn't a rugby player, I would be..." A Farmer
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