Rugged forward Amber Paris-Hall was a teenage Kiwis Ferns debutant in 2013, while she earned a
Test recall after a six-year absence and an NRLW grand final winner’s ring in 2019.
Just 17 when she was named in New Zealand’s train-on squad in 2012 (no games were played that
year), Paris-Hall featured in the Kiwi Ferns’ Rugby League World Cup campaign the following season.
Paris-Hall played in Richmond Roses’ 2017 and ’19 ARL grand final losses. But she enjoyed a
representative renaissance in the latter season, recalled at prop for the Kiwi Ferns’ mid-season
victory over Fetu Samoa. Paris-Hall carted the ball up for 112 metres (including a game-high 39 post-
contact metres) in the 46-8 win.
After playing for Auckland in a trial match against the Warriors women’s team in August, Paris-Hall
was snapped up by defending champion Brisbane for the 2019 NRLW campaign. She scored a try in
the season-opening win over St George Illawarra and produced a powerhouse performance to stifle
the Dragons in the grand final, racking up 130 metres as the Broncos sealed back-to-back
premierships with a 30-6 result.
Paris-Hall ran out against several of her Broncos teammates in the Kiwi Ferns’ 28-8 loss to the
Jillaroos in Wollongong, capping a stunning year of achievement for the engine-room workhorse.
The barnstorming back-rower was even more dominant during the 2020 NRLW campaign, averaging 132 metres and 18 tackles per game, and scoring a try in the Broncos’ grand final victory over the Roosters.