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Club
SYDNEY ROOSTERS | NORTH SYDNEY BEARS
Born
07/07/1992
Height
157CM
Weight
61KJ
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Tests
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BIO

Nita Maynard’s first major impression on the sporting landscape was in the green and gold of the
Australian rugby union side. But the diminutive livewire wasted little time in snaring a black-and-
white jumper after switching codes in 2017.

The NSW star played six Tests for the Wallaroos and also represented the Australian Sevens team.
Gisborne-born Maynard’s efforts for the Cronulla Sharks in 2017 were enough to secure a place in
the Kiwi Ferns’ Rugby League World Cup squad. She nailed down the No.14 spot – providing hooker
and halves coverage – and featured in the valiant loss to the Jillaroos in the final.

Maynard earned a contract with Sydney Roosters for the inaugural 2018 NRLW premiership, playing
all four games for the eventual runners-up. She then started at hooker in New Zealand’s 26-24 loss
to Australia in Auckland.

With Krystal Rota back in the No.9, Maynard reverted to the bench for the Ferns’ mid-2019 clash
with Fetu Samoa. But she starred in 50 minutes of game-time, racking up 97 metres and 22 tackles
as well as scoring a try.

The 27-year-old started all three matches at hooker for the Roosters in the 2019 NRLW – averaging
38 tackles – before scoring the match-winning try in the Kiwi Ferns’ upset of the Jillaroos in the
World Cup Nines final. Maynard made a busy 15-minute contribution off the bench in the
subsequent Test loss to Australia in Wollongong.

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