A talented loose forward, with exceptional ball skills that she has also displayed in international rugby league, in 2014 Aroha Savage brings experience to go with enthusiasm for her fifth campaign with the Black Ferns.
She made her debut for Auckland in 2008 and joined the Black Ferns in England for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010. In 2012, she started all three Tests against England on the blindside flank, and added two further caps to her tallies during the 2013 International Series.
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!