Missing last season due to the birth of her first child, willowy defender Jane Watson makes a welcome return to the red-and-blacks in 2023. Never far from the action, Watson is a forceful presence at the defensive end through her relentless play and leadership qualities. Blessed with a dynamic vertical leap, long reach, speed off the mark and ability to hunt the intercept, Watson is a dangerous and effective defender. Able to play both in-circle defensive positions, Watson is at her menacing best from goalkeeper where her knack of being in the right place at the right time to snap up intercept ball and rebounds are game-changers. Watson crowned an impressive 2019 when helping the Silver Ferns make a triumphant run to the World Cup title and has laid her marker as one of the best in the business.