PACIFIC ISLANDS - WOMEN

Other Nations test players - Women

While women's rugby is not yet as big a sport in the Pacific Islands as it is in New Zealand, the Island nations are now regular attendees at World Cups and play occasional test matches outside that four-year cycle. Ponsonby has seen nine players chosen for Manu Sina, the Samoa women's test team, since 2002. Click the link above for the full list, or on a name below for individual profiles.

Louena Ahki: Samoa 2002

Mel Leaitua: Samoa 2002-06.

Sosefina Leaitua: Samoa 2002-06.

Ala Leavasa: Samoa 2002-06; World XV 2003.

Puna Tia: Samoa 2002-06; World XV 2003.

Barbara Tyrell-Tu'uga: Samoa 2002.

Cynthia Apineru: Samoa 2014.

Italia Tipelu: Samoa 2014.

Contessah Wright: Samoa 2014.