Hall of Fame - Carla Hohepa
Carla Hohepa (born 27 July 1985).
On 16 October 2007 she made her international debut with New Zealand at Cooks Gardens in Whanganui scoring two tries against Australia and proved herself to be an emerging player with another three tries in the second win over the Wallaroos a few days after (29-12 at Trust Porirua Park near Wellington).
Carla was included in the squad for the 2010 World Cup and became one of the stars of the tournament with her pace, skill-set and vision resulting in seven tries (including a hat-trick in the opening match and some other tries against England, France and Australia).
Carla, who first played for the Black Ferns in 2007 and was named IRB Personality of the Year, playing for the Rugby World Cup winning Black Ferns in the England RWC tournament in 2010. She was also named New Zealand’s Women’s Player of the Year in that year. Carla played for New Zealand in the 2009 Sevens Rugby World Cup, where they lost the final to Australia.