Based in Wilmot, Tahni’s mother is Australian while her father is Maori. Hailing from the University of Tasmania team, Tahni has always had an interest in rugby but never heard of a women’s rugby team in Tasmania. Until a requirement advertisement on Facebook caught her attention and she jumped onto it straight away. A big influencer in Tahni’s pursuit of rugby has been her father as he has always loved the sport, along with the passion Tahni had seen in the women’s sevens team at the Olympics. Tahni has also achieved the Queen Scout Award, which is an internationally recognised award under the patronage of the Queen.