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Portia Woodman

Portia Woodman is one of the most recognisable players in womens sevens. Having transitioned from wing, to the forward pack, Woodman has pace, strength and determination that make her world class. Woodman has been recognised on the global stage with the 2015 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year Award and in 2017 was named World Rugby Women's Player of the Year. She is the top try scorer in World Series history.

Representative Teams:
Black Ferns (2013, 2016-present)
Black Ferns Sevens (2013-present)

Favourites:

Favourite Rugby ground: Eden Park

Favourite rugby player and why: Dad, my inspiration that anything is possible

Earliest rugby memories: Beating the boys in rugby when I was 7

Best rugby memory: Winning the Rugby Sevens World Cup, playing at Eden Park in front of all my family

Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My dad and my brothers, biggest support ever

Food: EVERYTHING

Movie: Jungle Book

Book: Fifty Shades of Grey

On your itunes /iphone playlist: Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud, Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

Holiday destination: Family Bach up north, my slice of heaven.

Non-rugby sports team: 49ers

Sporting hero: Jonah Lomu

I hate it when … I can’t come up with witty come backs

I can't live without… Butter

If I was a Super hero I would be (and why)… Buttercup – Powerpuff Girls

If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be… Back up dancer for Nicki Minaj

Player
Position:
Wing
Born:
12/07/1991
Physical:
1.7m, 70kg
Test Debut:
v England, 2013
Test Points:
35
Caps:
16
Provincial Team:
Counties Manukau