World Rugby 2018: Michaela Blyde leads Black Ferns to Sevens Glory

24th July 2018

The 2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series was a standout season for women's rugby, showcasing thrilling competitions across ten tournaments worldwide. New Zealand's women's team, known as the Black Ferns Sevens, had a particularly memorable season, largely thanks to the extraordinary performance of Michaela Blyde.

Blyde, a key player for New Zealand, was instrumental in her team’s success throughout the series. Her speed, agility, and try-scoring ability made her a crucial asset. Notably, during the Sevens Series finale in Paris, Blyde delivered a stunning performance, scoring a hat-trick in the final against France. Her electrifying play not only helped secure a 33-7 victory for New Zealand but also earned her the Player of the Final award.

Throughout the 2018 series, Blyde's consistent excellence and athleticism were pivotal, leading her to finish as one of the top try-scorers. Her efforts contributed significantly to New Zealand's overall second-place finish in the series, cementing her reputation as one of the premier players in women’s sevens rugby. Her remarkable achievements throughout the season highlighted her as a rising star and an influential force in the sport.

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