Melissa-Jane (Missy) Buchanan

Age 20
Province Counties Manukau

Representative Achievements
New Zealand Under 19 Girls 2007
New Zealand Under 21 Women's 2009
Mixed Touch Blacks 2010-2011
Counties Open Women's

Touch Blacks Caps 1

Career Highlights
New Zealand Under 19 Women's team 2009 Trans Tasman – Won final game
Counties Open Women's Touch team – Won 2010 Nationals
Bullets Women's team 2008, 2009, 2010 – Whakatane champs

Occupation
Early Childhood Teacher

What is your best moment playing Touch? Scoring the winning try in our Under 19 Girls final game against Australia and scooping from half way in our third NTS Final and setting up a try.

What are you goals for the World Cup? Winning a gold medal...playing to the best of my ability, constantly. At the moment I am very happy and proud to be representing NZ at the world cup but I know when it gets closer the nerves will creep in.