Tiana Penitani, along with Brooke Anderson, captained Australia to a memorable Gold Medal at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing in August 2014 – the first time Rugby Sevens had been part of the Olympic programme since 1924. The tournament in Nanjing was Tiana’s first in 14 months following a serious knee injury sustained at the Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow in June 2013.
At 17 years and 163 days old, Tiana became Australia's youngest-ever representative in either XVs or Sevens at a World Cup when she played for her country in Russia.
RWC Sevens caps: 1 (2013)
RWC Sevens points: 30 (6T)
Representative Honours: Australian Championships Athletics, Australian Oztag, Oztag Under-18 World Cup (2012), Australian Youth Olympic Festival (2013), Youth Olympics (2014)