Kelly Brazier is a sevens, touch, and 15's rugby national representative for New Zealand having accumulated 144 caps across the different codes. She's the third highest point scorer in women's rugby in New Zealand and holds the record for scoring the most points in a premier match in New Zealand women's rugby (64 points). 

Kelly made her national debut in 2009 and has gathered four world cup victories, a Silver Olympic medal, Commonwealth Gold which is all shared in this episode of the podcast. You're going to get a masterclass on the women's game - you'll hear:  

  • How the Black Ferns prepare for their matches 
  • How Kelly's personally prepares for her matches and exact pre-match routine
  • How the Black Ferns analyze their opponents before facing certain teams 
  • Her personal experience with IVF and her first child 
  • How to look at space and create attacking opportunities and a bit of whack city across touch, 15's and sevens 

If you're a coach you're going to love the detail of what the Ferns are executing, if you're a player you're going to hear what it looks like to be a multi-sport athlete and create a decade of great footy and beyond. 


Background Info


(1:29) 2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 


(4:56) “A Yardie”, New Zealand 21st Birthday Tradition 


(8:27) (25:20) Michaela Blyde, Tyla Nathan Wong, Sarah Goss, Ruby Tui,                               Niall Williams, Portia Woodman - Kelly’s Teammates 


(8:54) Michaela Blyde’s International Rugby Acclaim 


(12:28) (42:30) Kelly’s Instagram 


(15:33) The Process of IVF and IUI


(19:31) Kelly Brazier’s Scoring 64 Points in One Game


(17:49) Alhambra Union RFC, Dunedin Rugby Club


(23:23) South Island Under 48kg Rugby Tournament Discontinued


(25:13) Black Ferns Sevens 


(25:27 - 29:53) The Bond Between the Black Ferns Players, Sarah Goss (Captain) Interview


(25:56) Allan Bunting, Black Ferns Sevens Coach


(34:56) The Technique of Sidestepping in Rugby 


(37:03) Jeff Wilson, Former NZ Rugby Great


(38:06) Roger Federer, 20 Time Grand Slam Winner


(39:00) Missing Out on Selection, Rugby Bricks Blog Post

(39:10) Dubai Sevens World Cup 2009


(39:36) Carla Hohepa, Black Fern Sevens Player


(51:30) Comparing Rugby 7’s and 15’s 


(53:18) Glenn Moore, Rugby Union Coach


(53:30) Kendra Cocksedge, All Black Halfback 


(53:41) Les Elder (Ketu) Black Ferns Captain


(54:18) Charmaine McMenamin, Top NZ Women’s Rugby Player of 2019


(57:40) Kelly’s Famous ‘Gold Medal Try’ 


(59:39) Womens NBA League Using a Smaller Ball, Opinion Piece


(1:00:25) Tokyo 2020 Olympics Rugby Sevens

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