Tapsell played six Tests for the side in 2019, appearing at either No 8 or blindside flanker, impressing with her strong carries and aggressive defence.

Later that year, she played twice for the NZ Development XV in Fiji scoring two tries. Tapsell was also an outstanding Sevens player and was part of the inaugural Red Bull Ignite Seven tournament in Auckland in 2018.

A product of the East Coast Bays club on Auckland’s North Shore, Tapsell played for Bay of Plenty for the 2020 Farah Palmer Cup, offering good impact in five games for the Volcanix.

Tapsell was a part of the inaugural Chiefs Women’s team who played the one-off historic match against the Blues at Eden Park.