Portia Woodman called time on a top-level netball career with the Northern Mystics in order to join the New Zealand Women’s Sevens programme and she has been a stand-out with the oval ball. Now a Women’s World Cup Sevens champion, Woodman earned her first call-up to the Black Ferns after her stop-start speed, and leave-‘em-for-dust side-step made her an obvious selection for the Black Ferns wing. The world’s top points and try scorer in Women’s Sevens, Woodman is expected to be devastating on attack and defence for the Black Ferns.
She comes from strong rugby stock - both her father and uncle were All Blacks in 1980s.
Black Ferns (2013)
New Zealand Women's Sevens: 2013
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
Movie: Jungle Book
Book: Fifty Shades of Grey
On your itunes /iphone playlist: Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud, Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
Holiday destination: Family Batch up north, my slice of heaven.
Non-rugby sports team: 69ers
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 Sevens rugby player I would be… Back up dancer for Nicki Minaj
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