6 Sep 2010

Carla Hohepa Named IRB Women's Personality of the Year 2010

11:21 am on 6 September 2010

New Zealand's Carla Hohepa has been named the International Rugby Board's Women's Personality of the Year.

Hohepa was presented with the Award after the Women's Rugby World Cup final in which the Black Ferns narrowly beat England 13-10 in London.

Hohepa finished the tournament as joint leading try scorer including a leap across the whitewash in the final after to put the Black Ferns in front.

The 25-year-old fought off stiff competition to take the coveted award from England duo Maggie Alphonsi and Danielle Waterman, plus Australia's Nicole Beck.