In a top level career spanning more than a decade, Black Ferns star Kendra Cocksedge has broken almost as many barriers in the sport as she has tackles.
The nippy halfback has won about every gong there is going in women’s rugby, including the Fiao’a Faamausili medal for the top player in the Farah Palmer Cup, New Zealand Women’s Player of the Year (twice) and the World Women’s Player of the Year.
In 2018 Cocksedge made history when she became the first woman to claim New Zealand’s top rugby award - the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year. Typically, the humble Taranaki-raised star played down the accolade, but her teammates will tell you she is pretty special.
These days Cocksedge calls Christchurch home and when she is not dominating on the park she is giving back to the game she loves, working as the women’s rugby development manager for the Crusaders region.
New Zealand Rugby Women's Player of the Year
Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year
Fiao'o Fa'amausili Medal Winner
Farah Palmer Cup Champion
Women's Rugby World Cup Champion
World Rugby Women's Player of the Year
Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens Champion