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VERSATILE, FAST, multi-talented.
Welcome to the many facets of Grace Steinmetz. Barely out of her teens, she has turned heads in 2020 with some quality displays for Canterbury in its Farah Palmer Cup championship run.
Her sporting background was in hockey and touch before she moved into the Sevens scene, playing for Wellington and also in Japan in the abbreviated game.
Heading south to the University of Canterbury for her law and commerce studies, Steinmetz debuted for the Farah Palmer Cup side in 2018. But she kicked on in 2020, playing another seven games, for two tries, some off the bench or on the left wing, before finding a home at fullback, where her speed and counter-attacking ability were put to good use in a sharp Canterbury backline.
Steinmetz is the niece of 2002 All Blacks second five Paul Steinmetz.