Naya Tapper

Naya Tapper
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No. 250
Born August 3, 1994
Hometown Beaufort, SC
PositionWing (7s)
High School West Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte, NC)
Height 5'9"
Weight 176
Club Women's Sevens Residency Program
World Series 16
College University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Twitter  @nayatapper
Instagram  @nayatapper

• Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

Naya Tapper began her rugby career in 2012 when she played for her alma matter at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill after completing a promising career in track at her high school. An All-American athlete before stepping on to the rugby scene, Tapper’s abilities only advanced when she made her debut with the Women's Sevens at the 2016 Sao Paulo Sevens tournament.

One month later, Tapper also earned her first international cap with the Women's National Team (15s) against France at the Women's Super Series.

Finishing her year at the National All-Star Competition, Tapper returned to the Sevens Series scene at the start of the 2016-17 season where she finished second overall in tries and lead the Women’s Sevens to a record 6th place finish.

Following her remarkable performance in the HSBC Series, Tapper was selected to the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup squad where she helped her teammates reach the Semifinal. After a short break, she suited up once more for the 2017 Dubai Sevens Tournament where the Women’s Sevens won silver.


Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
28 Mar, 7:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
CanAm
5 - 39
01 Apr, 6:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
CanAm
10 - 37
09 Aug, 11:30 amUCD BowlItalyWomen's Eagles
WRWC
24 - 12
13 Aug, 9:45 amUCD BowlSpainWomen's Eagles
WRWC
43 - 0
17 Aug, 9:30 amUCD Billings ParkEnglandWomen's Eagles
WRWC
26 - 47
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
02 Feb, 8:52 pmAllianz StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
10 - 19
02 Feb, 11:12 pmAllianz StadiumEnglandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
22 - 14
03 Feb, 1:54 amAllianz StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
20 - 5
03 Feb, 6:22 pmKippax FieldIrelandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
17 - 5
03 Feb, 10:04 pmAllianz StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
19 - 12
04 Feb, 1:42 amAllianz StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
17 - 21
03 Mar, 11:17 amSam Boyd StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
21 - 24
03 Mar, 2:02 pmSam Boyd StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
22 - 7
03 Mar, 4:47 pmSam Boyd StadiumFijiWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
14 - 7
04 Mar, 12:28 pmSam Boyd StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
20 - 12
04 Mar, 3:36 pmSam Boyd StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
7 - 12
04 Mar, 8:40 pmSam Boyd StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
7 - 31
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
20 Oct, 1:14 pmInfinity ParkEnglandWomen's Sevens
USA7s
10 - 12
20 Oct, 3:58 pmInfinity ParkChinaWomen's Sevens
USA7s
24 - 21
21 Oct, 3:11 pmInfinity ParkAustraliaWomen's Sevens
USA7s
26 - 5
21 Oct, 6:32 pmInfinity ParkFranceWomen's Sevens
USA7s
21 - 19
21 Oct, 7:26 pmInfinity ParkNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
USA7s
7 - 33
29 Nov, 4:06 amThe Sevens StadiumChinaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
31 - 0
29 Nov, 7:02 amThe Sevens StadiumEnglandWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
12 - 14
29 Nov, 9:59 amThe Sevens StadiumAustraliaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
22 - 17
30 Nov, 1:48 amThe Sevens StadiumFranceWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
12 - 10
30 Nov, 5:38 amThe Sevens StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
0 - 22
30 Nov, 10:28 amThe Sevens StadiumAustraliaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
21 - 26
31 Jan, 9:28 pmSpotless StadiumChinaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
26 - 10
01 Feb, 12:12 amSpotless StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
14 - 21
01 Feb, 2:56 amSpotless StadiumAustraliaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
19 - 12
01 Feb, 9:12 pmSpotless StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
7 - 5
02 Feb, 6:42 pmSpotless StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
5 - 29
03 Feb, 2:04 amSpotless StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
26 - 10
19 Apr, 10:25 pmMikuni World StadiumEnglandWomen's Sevens
Japan7s
43 - 7
20 Apr, 12:36 amMikuni World StadiumFijiWomen's Sevens
Japan7s
31 - 5
20 Apr, 3:20 amMikuni World StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Japan7s
15 - 12
20 Apr, 9:52 amMikuni World StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Japan7s
26 - 19
21 Apr, 1:30 amMikuni World StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
Japan7s
12 - 24
21 Apr, 4:05 amMikuni World StadiumFranceWomen's Sevens
Japan7s
36 - 12
11 May, 3:15 pmWesthills StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
CAN7s
21 - 12
11 May, 5:56 pmWesthills StadiumFijiWomen's Sevens
CAN7s
28 - 7
11 May, 8:40 pmWesthills StadiumFranceWomen's Sevens
CAN7s
12 - 0
12 May, 12:15 pmWesthills StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
CAN7s
12 - 7
12 May, 4:08 pmWesthills StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
CAN7s
12 - 26
12 May, 9:54 pmWesthills StadiumFranceWomen's Sevens
CAN7s
26 - 5
15 Jun, 12:00 amParc des Sports AguiléraChinaWomen's Sevens
FRA7s
36 - 5
15 Jun, 12:00 amParc des Sports AguiléraFijiWomen's Sevens
FRA7s
14 - 5
15 Jun, 12:59 pmParc des Sports AguiléraFranceWomen's Sevens
FRA7s
19 - 7
16 Jun, 6:35 amParc des Sports AguiléraRussiaWomen's Sevens
FRA7s
27 - 12
16 Jun, 10:16 amParc des Sports AguiléraNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
FRA7s
24 - 7
16 Jun, 3:02 pmParc des Sports AguiléraNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
FRA7s
26 - 10
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
01 Jul, 12:00 pmSalt Lake CityFranceWomen's Eagles
Super Series
13 - 19