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Kelly Brazier

After several successful sevens campaigns, Brazier returned to the Black Ferns in 2016 for the first time since 2014, when she handled kicking duties in all five World Cup matches.

Following the 2017 International Women's Rugby Series, Brazier was third on the Black Ferns’ all-time points scorers list behind Vanessa Cootes (215) and Tammi Wilson (196). She brings a massive step and solid boot to the Black Ferns squad as well as the speed that saw her first debut for the Black Ferns Sevens squad in 2012.

A skilled exponent of the short form of the game, Brazier has been part of teams that have secured the Sevens World Cup in Moscow and a historic silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Representative Teams:
Black Ferns Sevens (2013 - present)
Black Ferns (2009 - 2014, 2016-present )
Canterbury (2011)
Otago (2005 - 2010, 2012-2016)
Bay of Plenty (2017-present)

Favourites:

Rugby ground: Forsyth Barr, Dunedin

Rugby player and why: Dan Carter - skillful

Earliest rugby memories: Following my older brother round to play against his friends when I was 5.

Best rugby memory: Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Brent Lucas, coached me from the ages of seven to 13.

Food: Thai

Movie: Law Abiding Citizen

Book: Autobiographies - Valarie Adams, Richie McCaw

On your itunes/iphone playlist: Six60

Holiday destination: Anywhere hot with beaches.

Sporting hero: Rafael Nadal

I hate it when … People put empty boxes back in the cupboard

I can't live without … Family

If I was a Super hero I would be: Spiderman

If I wasn't a rugby player I would be … Travelling or in the police

Player
Position:
Utility Back
Born:
28/10/1989
Physical:
1.71cm, 66kg
Test Debut:
2009 v England
Test Points:
175
Caps:
37
Provincial Team:
Bay of Plenty

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