Shakira Baker

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Shakira Baker
Date of birth (1992-01-04) 4 January 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthMasterton, New Zealand
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009– Wellington ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– New Zealand 9 (10)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2011– New Zealand

Shakira Baker (born 4 January 1992) is a New Zealand rugby union player. She represents New Zealand in both the fifteens and sevens. She made her debut for the Black Ferns in 2011 in a test match against England. She was named in the Black Ferns squad to the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup.[1][2]

Baker was selected for the New Zealand women's sevens team to the 2016 Summer Olympics.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She is related to New Zealand Sevens star Gilles Kaka.[4] Of Māori descent, Baker affiliates to the Ngāti Kahungunu iwi.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Ferns squad named for Women's Rugby World Cup 2014". All Blacks.com. 3 July 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ Heagney, George (3 July 2014). "Shakira back to best form". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Historic first for Rugby Sevens as 24 athletes named for Olympic Games". Olympic.org.nz. 1 July 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Farmer, Don (1 December 2012). "Baker's award win dedicated to 'papa'". New Zealand Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ "43 Māori athletes to head to Rio Olympics". Te Karere. 5 August 2016. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

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