16 Aug 2019

Rugby, horses, injuries - the life of Black Fern Aleisha Nelson

From Checkpoint, 6:23 pm on 16 August 2019

While the All Blacks are fighting to keep the Bledisloe Cup, they might want to pick up a few pointers from the Black Ferns who humbled their Aussie counterparts last weekend and are expected to do the same in the return test at Eden Park.

One player who embodies the mental toughness of the New Zealand women is Auckland prop Aleisha-Pearl Nelson.

A proud Northlander with a love of rugby and horses, severe injuries from the latter almost ended her playing career. Rugby reporter Joe Porter has more.