Aroha Savage

Savage re-joined the Black Ferns in 2016 after a big season for Farah Palmer Cup Champions Counties Manukau, having missed the 2015 International Super Series. She played the first four Tests at number 8 and has been retained in the squad for her third Women's Rugby World Cup.

Savage has exceptional ball skills that she has also displayed in international rugby league and made her representative rugby debut for Auckland in 2008. She joined the Black Ferns in England for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010 and played all nine Tests in 2014, including the World Cup in France.

Representative teams:

Black Ferns (2010- present) Auckland (2008 - present)

Away from rugby, I am....working, studying, eating, cooking, reading, sleeping.


Rugby ground: Rewa Rugby

Rugby player and why: Richie McCaw, high work rate, always goes hard

Earliest rugby memories: playing school rugby

Biggest influence of rugby career: My first club coaches, Kallum Adams & Pauly, always been there for me from the start

Food: Everything

Actor/Actress: Scarlett Johansen, Johnny Depp

Movie: Eagle vs Shark

Book: Fancy Nancy

Singer/Band/Music type: reggae

Holiday destination: Hawaii, Bora Bora

Non-rugby sports team: Kiwi ferns

If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Beyonce, she’s the Ish

I hate it when … people wake me up

I can’t live without … my family and music

If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be … a mother of 8!

Loose Forward
178cm, 87kg
Test Debut:
v Australia, 2010
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Counties Manukau