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Charmaine McMenamin

Charmaine McMenamin has earned selection in the Black Ferns for the first time since 2013, when she featured in the International Series against England. 

The versatile loose forward – who can cover both sides at the back of the scrum - has been focusing on sevens for the last few seasons but has continued to turn out for the Auckland Storm, representing the Ponsonby club, and she scored a try in the 2016 Farah Palmer Cup Final against Counties Manukau.  

Loose Forward
Test Debut:
v England, 2013
Test Points:
Provincial Team:

Career Comments

  • Favourite rugby ground

    Favourite rugby player and why...

    Earliest or best rugby memory... "My earliest memory of rugby would be when I was 5. being a daddy's girl I followed him everywhere this particular day I was allowed to go into the changing room with him when he was playing for Petone . All I remember was the smell of liniment Best Rugby memory Would be debuting in front of my family at Eden Park 2013 nothing beats the black jersey,the anthem and the haka"

    Biggest influence on your rugby and why... "My father and family I always play for them and want to make them proud"

    Last song you had on repeat... Lucille Kenny rogers

    Favourite non-rugby sports team...  Kiwi Ferns

    Sporting hero... Sophie Pascoe

    If you could meet one person, who would it be and why...  Michael Jackson. Loved him since I was 5

    "I hate it when..."  When I'm rushed

    "If I wasn't a rugby player, I would be..." A Farmer

Test Match record

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