PLAYER PROFILE

Katelyn Vahaakolo

Outside Back

KEY STATS
UPDATED
AGE
24
HEIGHT
168CM
GAMES
9
POINTS
45
TRIES
9
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BIOGRAPHY

Black Fern #247

Katelyn Vahaakolo had her first taste of Bunnings Warehouse FPC in 2022 with the Auckland Storm, having previously played rugby league for the Newcastle WNRL side.

She returned to rugby league at the back end of 2022 to fulfil her dream of playing for the Kiwi Ferns at the Rugby League World Cup in the UK. However, the lure of a Black Ferns jersey saw Vahaakolo return to rugby union where she has quickly learned her craft in the outside backs and midfield for the Blues during their Sky Super Rugby Aupiki campaign.

In 2023 Vahaakolo was selected for the Black Ferns, and made her debut in Brisbane against the Wallaroos in the opening Pacific Four Series Test. It was of no surprise follow an exceptional debut Black Ferns season the talented winger was later named World Rugby Women’s Rookie of the Year.

Player Stats

Province:
Auckland

Test Debut:
v Australia, 2023

Super Club:
Blues