November 20, 2023

Grace Steinmetz secured by Chiefs Manawa

Versatile utility back Grace Steinmetz will shift north to play for Chiefs Manawa for the 2024 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki season. Proficient both on the wing and at fullback, her assets of speed and counter-attacking ability will add further depth to the side’s backline.

A dynamic athlete, Steinmetz has a diverse sporting background that started in hockey and touch before she moved into the sevens scene. She played for Wellington and in Japan in the abbreviated game before making the shift to 15s to play for Canterbury in the Farah Palmer Cup.

In 2022, she made her Black Ferns test debut in the O'Reilly Cup against Australia following an impressive Sky Super Rugby Aupiki season with Matatū. The following season she assisted Matatū in their title-winning season, but unfortunately missed the final due to injury. However, she recovered in time to take out the PAC 4 Series with the Black Ferns.

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Grace Steinmetz secured by Chiefs Manawa