Emma Tonegato
Position Back
Date of birth 20 March 1995
Height 165cm
Weight 67kg
Debut Dubai, UAE - 2013
Caps 18

Biography

Hometown: Wollongong, NSW

Emma Tonegato scored seven tries in six games - including one in the Gold Medal match against New Zealand - at the 2016 Rio Olympics for Australia.

The 21-year-old outside back, who comes from a rugby league background, debuted for the Aussie Sevens side in the opening leg of the 2013-14 Sevens World Series in Dubai in November 2013. Tonegato was named Player of the Tournament for the Atlanta leg of the Sevens World Series in April 2016 and a month later she was named in the 2015-16 Team of the Season by World Rugby.

Kicking off 2017 by pulling on a jersey for the University of Adelaide in the Aon University Sevens Series, Tonegato was a key link in the team alongside teammates Mahalia Murphy and Nicole Beck. Her impressive performances landed her more team selections including the Central Coast Sevens and the Oceania Sevens as well as pulling on the number 5 jersey in December for the first leg of the World Series in Dubai.