Sene Naoupu rugby player
Sene Naoupu rugby player

Sene Naoupu

2nd Feb 1984 1.68m/71kg Inside Centre

Sene has been playing rugby since the age of 13, having played with North Otago and Hawkes Bay in her native New Zealand before continuing the game in Ireland.

She lives in London and plays her club rugby with Aylesford Bulls. Sene lives in Guildford, but she’s been travelling to Dublin for training ahead of the team’s Six Nations. She is hugely positive about the growth of the women’s game in Ireland in recent times.

She is part of a strong sporting family, with her husband George playing for Connacht, having previously played Sevens for New Zealand and her sister playing with Otago back in New Zealand. Sene has several caps for the Irish Women’s team and is a qualified health and fitness coach.

To date, Sene has 14 caps to her name and she was named in the Ireland squad for the 2017 6 Nations.

Ahead of the Women's 2020 Six Nations, Naoupu has once again been named for the Ireland squad. She has 22 appearances thus far.


ireland Ireland Women
2015 - present
Barbarians Women
Inside Centre
2019 - present