PLAYER PROFILE

Tanya Kalounivale

Tighthead Prop

KEY STATS
UPDATED
AGE
25
HEIGHT
178CM
GAMES
13
POINTS
5
TRIES
1
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BIOGRAPHY

Black Fern #237

The tighthead prop is coming off a strong Sky Super Rugby Aupiki campaign in which her scrummaging was hard to fault for the runners-up, creating space for the sharp backline to cut some shapes.

The Fiji-born and Suva Grammar-educated Kalounivale debuted for Waikato in 2017, not long after her school days were over.

In the 2020 Farah Palmer Cup, she formed a rock-solid front-row combination with Toka Natua and Grace Houpapa-Barrett. Kalounivale herself scored two tries in six games, including one in the semifinal against the Manawatu Cyclones, taking her stats to three tries from 21 outings for Waikato.

Kalounivale was a part of the inaugural Chiefs Manawa team, and has since become a prominent feature in the Chiefs Manawa starting fifteen lining up alongside fellow Black Ferns teammates Kate Henwood and Luka Connor in the front row.

Kalounivale made her Black Ferns debut in the 2022 Pacific Four Series against the Wallaroos in Tauranga. Later that year Kalounivale was a part of the winning Black Ferns Rugby World Cup squad.

Player Stats

Province:
Waikato

Test Debut:
v Australia, 2022

Super Club:
Chiefs Manawa

Village:
Kanakana