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Michaela Blyde

The 20-year old Taranaki speedster found her quick feet through her intensive athletics training before taking up rugby for her provincial union. A former New Plymouth Girl's High School student, Blyde made her first appearance in the black shirt at the Oceania Sevens in Noosa while still at school. Her mother Cherry was a former Black Ferns player. Her sporting hero is Olympian rower Lisa Carrington, although she is quite keen to meet Sonny Bill Williams just to say she's met him.


Favourite rugby ground:
Yarrow Stadium
Favourite rugby player and why: Ben Smith. Very nice and humble and fast
Earliest rugby memories: playing for Lepperon Primary School and running around the boys
Best rugby memory: Queenstown 7s nationals, the secondary schools Wellington 7s trip and being selected for my first NZ Womens 7s team
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My Mum, former Black Fern and supports me the most as well as my Dad
Food: Butter Chicken
Actor/Actress: Channing Tatum
Movie: Step Brothers
On your itunes /iphone playlist: Everything
Holiday destination: Hawaii, USA
Non-rugby sports team: Football Ferns
Sporting hero: Lisa Carrington
If I could meet one person, it would be (and why) … Sonny Bill Williams, just to claim that I met him
I hate it when…. I drop the ball in a rugby game
I can't live without….. my family and food
If I was a Super hero I would be (and why) … Flash, to be faster and get to places faster
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be…. Nutritionist or personal trainer

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