PLAYER PROFILE

Kennedy Simon

Loose Forward

KEY STATS
UPDATED
AGE
27
HEIGHT
172CM
GAMES
23
POINTS
20
TRIES
4
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BIOGRAPHY

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Simon made her Farah Palmer Cup debut for Waikato in 2018 and immediately established herself as one of the team’s most important players.

She was selected for the Black Ferns in 2019 and made four appearances as a replacement for the team in their Super Series in San Diego.

Simon was named Black Ferns Player of the Year in 2021, and despite injury ruling her out of contention for the early parts of 2022, she returned to lead the Black Ferns for the first time, alongside fellow co-captain Ruahei Demant in the O'Reilly Cup series.

In 2022, Simon returned from injury to lead the Black Ferns to Rugby World Cup glory, alongside fellow co-captain Ruahei Demant. In 2023 Demant alongside Black Ferns Co-Captain Kennedy Simon were named as Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Player Stats

Province:
Waikato

Test Debut:
v USA, 2019

Super Club:
Chiefs Manawa

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