Tyla Nathan-Wong

Playmaker and sweep Nathan-Wong is a natural athlete. The former Linfield High School student was the youngest to ever be selected to the Black Ferns Sevens team when she made her debut as an 18-year-old in 2012. She was a key member of the team that lifted the sevens World Cup a year later. A senior member of the Black Ferns Sevens make up, Nathan-Wong captained the team during the 2017 season and is in the top five all-time point scorers on the World Series.

Representative career

New Zealand Women's Sevens (2012- present)
Maori Women's Sevens (2012)
Auckland Women's Sevens (2012- present)
NZ Women's Touch team (2010 - present)
NZ U19 Women's Touch Team (2011)


Rugby Ground:
Eden Park
Favourite rugby player and why: Anna Richards because she is a legend in the game and has paved the way for future players such as myself
Earliest rugby memories: Playing rugby in primary against the boys in bare feet
Best rugby memory: Winning Women’s Sevens World series and World Cup 7’s with the SISTERS!!!
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My Dad and Grandad as they have taught me all the basic skills
Food: Sushi
Actor/Actress: Sandra Bullock
Movie: The Lion King and Frozen, but pretty much any Disney movie!
On your itunes /iphone playlist: Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Skrillex
Holiday destination: Hawaii
Non-rugby sports team: Cowboys as Jonathan Thurston is my favourite league player
Sporting hero: Valarie Adams and Lisa Carrington
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Beyonce as she is ‘QUEEN B’ and so she can teach me some of her dance moves!!!
I hate it when… You go to pass someone in your car and then they decide to speed up!!! #Annoying
I can't live without… My Famiy and their unconditional LOVE!!
If I was a Super hero I would be (and why)… Wolverine because he is ‘BAD ASS’
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be… A PE Teacher or Physio

1.65m, 55kg
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