Portia Woodman re-joined the Black Ferns in 2016 for the first time since her debut Series, having missed the 2014 and 2015 campaigns to focus on sevens. She played all five Tests - four at centre and one on the wing - and scored four tries.
Woodman earned her first call-up to the Black Ferns for the 2013 International Series after her leave-‘em-for-dust speed and sidestep caught the eye of the selectors.
The speedster comes from impressive rugby stock - both her father and uncle were All Blacks in 1980s - and called time on a top-level netball career to play sevens. Woodman has been recognised on the global stage with the 2015 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year Award and won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Black Ferns (2013, 2016-present)
Black Ferns Sevens (2013-present)
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: 49ers
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 rugby player I would be… Back up dancer for Nicki Minaj
v England, 2013