Huriana Manuel

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Huriana Manuel
Date of birth (1986-08-08) 8 August 1986 (age 30)
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005– Auckland Storm ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005– New Zealand 18 (30)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
2009– New Zealand
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team

Huriana Manuel (born 8 August 1986) is a New Zealand female rugby union player. She plays for the Black Ferns, the New Zealand women's sevens team and Auckland. She is the current captain of the New Zealand women's sevens team. Manuel was part of the Black Ferns squad that won the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup and the New Zealand women's sevens team at the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Of Māori descent, Manuel affiliates to the Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāpuhi iwi.[1] Manuel's mother, Liza Mihinui, is a former Black Fern. They are the first mother and daughter to play for the Black Ferns.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "43 Māori athletes to head to Rio Olympics". Te Karere. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Paul Lewis (30 July 2006). "Ferns a family affair". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Alan Apted (4 March 2009). "Suasua set for record". Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Anna Kessel (20 August 2010). "Fierce Ferns pull in crowds as women's World Cup begins". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 

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