An experienced campaigner, the impressive Eloise Blackwell has established herself as a vital part of the Black Ferns lineout.
She was an important weapon for the Black Ferns' International Women's Rugby Series and Women's Rugby World Cup campaigns, featuring in eight of their nine Tests.
Originally from Great Barrier Island, a move to the Ponsonby Club - the rugby starting point for many great New Zealand players - provided a catalyst for an impressive career in the Auckland colours. Although still young by international rugby standards, Blackwell already has some useful experience having made her first class debut in 2009 as an 18-year-old.
Away from rugby I am....studying a Bachelor of Physical Education
Rugby Ground: Eden Park
Rugby player and why: Brad Thorn, amazing work rate
Earliest rugby memories: playing with all the boys and being the only girl
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Friends and Family
Food: Mac and cheese
Actor/Actress: Taylor Laughtner
Movie: Love and Basketball
Book: Hairy Maclary
Singer/Band/Music Type: Backstreet Boys
Holiday destination: Rarotonga
Non-rugby sports team: Brisbane Broncos
If I could meet one person it would be....The Queen, just so I could say I have met her
I hate it when....I get one word texts
I can't live without....my family
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be...Lion Tamer
2011 v England
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