PLAYER PROFILE

Maia Joseph

Halfback

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BIOGRAPHY

Maia Joseph hails from Wellington but shifted at a young age to Dunedin, which she fondly calls home. The diligent halfback debuted for Otago in 2020, following two prominent season the versatile halfback, first five-eighth was awarded the Fiao'o Fa'amausil'i Medal in 2022.

In 2022, Joseph made her Sky Super Rugby Aupiki debut for Chiefs Manawa. However, the following year, she was sidelined with a knee injury for the Sky Super Rugby Aupiki season. Joseph recovered in time for Otago’s 2023 Bunnings Warehouse Farah Palmer Cup campaign. Following a successful return Joseph was selected for the Black Ferns XV and later joined the Black Ferns environment ahead of the inaugural WXV tournament.

Joseph debuted for Matatū earlier this year. Having been on the radar of Black Ferns selectors for a number of years, it is no surprise the talented individual was a consistent performer across Matatū’s season, earning herself her first Black Ferns contract.

Joseph has also represented New Zealand in touch rugby and is currently on a gap year from studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Otago, of which she is halfway through.

Player Stats

Province:
Otago

Super Club:
Blues

Iwi:
Ngati Rarua, Maniopoto