Tyla Nathan-Wong

Playmaker and sweep Nathan-Wong is a natural athlete. The former Linfield High School student was the youngest to ever be selected to the New Zealand Women's Sevens team when she made her debut as an 18 year-old in 2012. She was a key member of the team that lifted the sevens World Cup a year later. The gifted athlete has already represented New Zealand in Touch Rugby and great form last year saw her named the New Zealand Sevens Player of the Year. Both her Dad and Grandad have been the biggest influences on her rugby career as they taught her all her basic skills. Nathan-Wong capped off her 2016 season with a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. 

Representative career

New Zealand Women's Sevens (2012- present)
Maori Women's Sevens (2012)
Auckland Women's Sevens (2012- present)
NZ Women's Touch team (2010 - present)
NZ U19 Women's Touch Team (2011)


Rugby Ground:
Eden Park
Favourite rugby player and why: Anna Richards because she is a legend in the game and has paved the way for future players such as myself
Earliest rugby memories: Playing rugby in primary against the boys in bare feet
Best rugby memory: Winning Women’s Sevens World series and World Cup 7’s with the SISTERS!!!
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My Dad and Grandad as they have taught me all the basic skills
Food: Sushi
Actor/Actress: Sandra Bullock
Movie: The Lion King and Frozen, but pretty much any Disney movie!
On your itunes /iphone playlist: Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Skrillex
Holiday destination: Hawaii
Non-rugby sports team: Cowboys as Jonathan Thurston is my favourite league player
Sporting hero: Valarie Adams and Lisa Carrington
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Beyonce as she is ‘QUEEN B’ and so she can teach me some of her dance moves!!!
I hate it when… You go to pass someone in your car and then they decide to speed up!!! #Annoying
I can't live without… My Famiy and their unconditional LOVE!!
If I was a Super hero I would be (and why)… Wolverine because he is ‘BAD ASS’
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be… A PE Teacher or Physio

1.65m, 55kg
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