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Kelly Brazier is a New Zealand rugby union player. She plays flyhalf, center or fullback in New Zealand, Canterbury and Canadian club Edmonton Clansmen RFC.
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Occupation||Rugby Union player|
Kelly Brazier was born on October 28, 1989 (age 32 years) in Dunedin, New Zealand. She is the daughter of an English father and an Irish mother who came to New Zealand with their first child Tony. Her sport career started at five when her two-years-older brother took her to a rugby field and was split between touch in summer and rugby during winter. She was in the New Zealand U21 mixed touch team at 14 and in the New Zealand secondary schoolgirls team at 15.
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She also began to play in Alhambra Union rugby in 2003 and Otago Spirit provincial selection in 2004. She entered New Zealand rugby’s record books on 2 May 2009, when she scored 64 points – ten tries and seven conversions – for her club in the Otago Metropolitan Women’s Premier match against Kaikorai at the University Oval in Dunedin.
Brazier made her international debut against England on 14 November 2009 at Pillar Data Arena, in Esher, when Black Ferns won 16–3. In the second test, match played at Twickenham in front of a record crowd of 12500 people Black Ferns was defeated 10–3. She took part in the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup, playing a key role in the Black Ferns’ success in the final against England and becoming the leading point scorer with 4 tries, 11 conversions and 2 penalties.
She scored her first try during the match against South Africa thanks to a fine pass by Anna Richards. After going to coach and play for Clan Rugby in Edmonton, Canada for four months, Brazier went back to New Zealand for the start of Women’s NPC with Canterbury. In spite of a good debut with her new team – two tries in a 60–0 win over Hawke’s Bay Tuis – and some other victories against Manawatu Cyclones and her former team Otago Spirit, Canterbury failed to reach the final.
In October 2011, Kelly Brazier was called by New Zealand head coach Grant Hansen to play three tests against England, a tour which concluded with two losses and a draw for the Black Ferns and only 5 points for her (a conversion and a penalty).
Kelly Brazier was among the nominees for the 2009 Steinlager Rugby Awards for NZRU Women’s Player of the Year with Carla Hohepa and Victoria Heighway, who won. Brazier was also named the Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure’s top sportsperson in 2009 and 2010. She was named to the squad for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Brazier scored the winning try in the grand final against Australia, running 80 metres and securing gold for New Zealand. In 2019, she was part of the winning team of the Women’s Super Rugby Series.
Kelly Brazier is married to Tahlia, they had their wedding in New Zealand. Brazier is openly lesbian and her wife Tahlia gave birth to their first child in 2020. Brazier was named in the Black Ferns Sevens squad for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. She won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. She later won a silver medal in her third Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town. As of mid-2022, Kelly Brazier and her partner Tahlia are still married.
Kelly Brazier net worth
How much is Kelly Brazier worth? Kelly Brazier net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a rugby union player. Kelly Brazier’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $300,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential rugby union players in New Zealand.