Risi Pouri-Lane graduated from the New Zealand Women's Development team into the Black Ferns Sevens in 2018.
The former touch and judo representative hails from Motueka where she started playing rugby as 10-year-old. From Motueka High School, Pouri-Lane was an instrumental member of the schools' sevens team that won the Under 18 Trans-Tasman Sevens in 2017.
In 2018 Pouri-Lane was called into the Black Ferns Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games and sat on the bench during the dramatic gold medal match. Months later she captained the New Zealand Youth Olympic team to a gold medal in Buenos Aires. She was part of the Olympic Gold medal-winning side at the Tokyo Games in 2020.
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