18 Sep 2020

NZ Rugby League "Aunty" Carmen Taplin joins team in Australia

From First Up, 5:32 am on 18 September 2020

The "Aunty" of New Zealand Rugby League, Carmen Taplin, is used to working in the background but Covid-19 has put her role managing players' wellbeing under a spotlight. Over the years, she's welcomed young players into her family home and toured for long periods with professional players offering guidance. The NZRL wellbeing manager is now based with the Warriors women players in Australia for the next 10 weeks as they take part in the NRLW competition, taking on the role of someone they can talk to when the little things get them down.