Janna Vaughan

The reliable Vaughan started playing rugby in the Manawatu and kept it up when she shifted south to Otago. She made her Women’s Provincial Championship debut for the Otago Spirit in 2007, appearing in all seven WPC matches that season at second five-eighth and played 17 matches in all before returning north.

League and kickboxing have also benefitted from Vaughan’s natural sporting ability. She has represented New Zealand in rugby league and was a national Muay Thai kickboxing champion who represented New Zealand at the world championships. She is a qualified teacher.

Representative Teams:
NZ Women's Sevens (2016-present)
Black Ferns (2015)


Rugby ground: Eden Park

Earliest rugby memory: Four years old playing in the park with the boys and running around them.

Best rugby memory: Debut for the Black Ferns in 2015

Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Wesley Clarke because he puts everything into helping his players excel.

Food: Thai

Book: The Bible

Holiday destination: Moerewa (home)

Sporting hero: Farah Palmer

I hate it when... When people blaspheme

I can't live without... My mum

If I was a superhero I would be... The Flash because he's fast

If I wasn't a Sevens rugby player, I would be... A teacher or coach

Utility Back
1.69m | 67kg
Test Debut:
v England, 2011
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Manawatu Cyclones