- 26 Age
- 74kg Weight
- 175cm Height
Daughter of former Wallaroos coach, Shelley Lingman, Kiri first commenced playing rugby in 2014 with Sunnybank in Brisbane. With two sisters who alongside Lingman, loved Netball, the spark to turn to Rugby came when Rugby Sevens was announced an Olympic sport for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Once the switch was made, Lingman hasn’t looked back, trading netball bibs for tackle pads and has become known as of the hardest workers in the game. Lingman has a degree in Urban and Environmental Planning and is currently studying her second degree in Public Relations and Communications.
In 2017 Lingman played in the Four Nations Series in New Zealand, playing in all three of Australia’s matches against England, New Zealand and Canada but missed out on Rugby World Cup selection due to injury.
After being unavailable for selection during the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, Lingman was eager to perform in Buildcorp Super W and regain her spot in the 2018 squad. Later in the year, Lingman captained Griffith University in the Aon University Sevens Series, where the side won the Series.