Niall Williams

"Nizzle" is her nickname, and she's really impressed with her silky skills since debuting for the Black Ferns Sevens in 2015/16. The mother of two has plenty of pace and strength which has helped her command a regular starting spot. Rugby's obviously in the Williams' blood with older brother Sonny not bad with the oval ball in hand either, and she's happy to say he's been an inspiration to her own blossoming career. Her guilty food may be doughnuts, but just like her brother, she trains the house down as she pursues her rugby dreams. Williams capped off 2016 with a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

New Zealand Women's Sevens (2015/16)
New Zealand Open Women's Touch team (2005-15)


Rugby ground: Eden Park
Rugby player and why: SBW - most dedicated and hardworking athlete I know
Earliest rugby memory: Travelling to Japan with the Auckland Sevens to play at Hokkaido tournament and getting my first black eye
Best rugby memory: Making the NZ Sevens team
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Family and friends - Huriana, Kayla, Tyla, Char and Lex
Food: Japanese food (shashimi) and seafood
Actor/Actress: Michael Ealy - easy on the eye
Movie: Love and basketball
Book: Marching Powder - Rusty Young
On your itunesiphone playlist: Nesian Mystic, Drake, Justin Bieber
Holiday destination: Samoa
Sporting hero: SBW - winning two Rugby World Cup medals
If I could meet one person, it would be... Mohammed Ali
I hate it when... People introduce y brother as Niall William's brother
I can't live without... My two daughters, Tatem-Lee and Rema-Rae
If I was a superhero I would be... My mum, she's an all-rounder
If I wasn't a Sevens rugby player, I would be... Still a mum and probably a professional comedian

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