Shakira Baker

Baker’s blistering pace coupled with her experience as an established member of the sevens squad and with the Black Ferns, makes her devastating on the field and invaluable in pressure situations. She debuted for Wellington at 16-years old, was a former Hurricanes Secondary School player and played in the team’s first tournament win at the Oceania Sevens. Originally from Greytown in Wairarapa, Baker is related to New Zealand Sevens back Gilles Kaka through her maternal grandmother. She studied marine biology while at University.
Representative teams:

NZ Women's Sevens (2016-current)

Black Ferns 2011-
New Zealand Sevens (2011)
Wellington (2009 – present)
Hurricanes Secondary Schools (2008-2009)


Rugby ground: Eketahuna
Rugby player and why: Jonah Lomu - he's a legend
Earliest rugby memory: Playing rugby for the first time in high school, getting he ball and running in the wrong direction.
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My grandfather - always wanted to see me wearing a black jersey.
Food: Mum's home cooked meals
Movie: Pocahontas
Book: Twilight
On your playlist: Make up - R. City
Holiday destination: Somewhere tropical
Sporting hero: Cassius Marcellus Clay Junior
If I could meet one person, it would be... Jesus
I can't live without... My family
If I was a superhero I would be... Juggernaut because he is strong and a beast
If I wasn't a Sevens rugby player I would be... A school teacher

1.70m, 92kg
Test Debut:
2011 v England
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