A tall and athletic forward, who can play on either side of the scrum, Olivia Ward-Duin has become a mainstay in the North Harbour Hibiscus front row.
Ward-Duin made her debut in the 2016 Farah Palmer Cup season, playing all six of North Harbour's games. The 2017 Farah Palmer Cup season saw the front rower establish herself as a consistent performer for North Harbour, again playing all seven of her side's games.
A product of East Coast Bays Rugby Club on Auckland's North Shore, injury restricted Ward-Duin to just four appearances for North Harbour in 2018.
Ward-Duin joins fellow North Harbour Hibiscus loose forward Pia Tapsell in the 2019 Black Ferns squad. After touring with the squad to San Diego with no game time, Ward-Duin finally made her Test debut against Australia in Perth in 2019.