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.
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
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!
v Australia, 2010
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