PLAYER PROFILE

Pip Love

Prop

KEY STATS
UPDATED
AGE
32
WEIGHT
103KG
HEIGHT
173CM
GAMES
16
POINTS
5
TRIES
1
CONV
0
PEN
0
Black Ferns Next match
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Australia Women

BIOGRAPHY

PHILLIPA LOVE is acknowledged as one of the top scrummaging loosehead props in the game.

Known to all as ‘Pip,’ she’s also one of the more courageous, fronting up to play the 2020 Farah Palmer Cup final for Canterbury not long after surgery on a broken finger.

The front-rower hails from the tiny rural Canterbury town of Southbridge – also home to All Black Dan Carter. She made her Black Ferns Test debut in 2014.

She had the misfortune to be out of contention for selection for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup due to injury, but had the consolation of shoring up the Canterbury scrum as the union won its first Farah Palmer Cup later that season.  

In 2018, she toasted her return to the black jersey with a try during the Black Ferns’ home Test match against Australia at Eden Park, thus far her sole international try.

Her years in Otago for physical education studies saw her play 29 games for the Spirit from 2009-14. In her final year in Dunedin she made her Black Ferns debut against Canada.