People often want to know why I love playing Sevens. The answer is an easy one - my teammates.
Over the past six months, the SBS Zela crew has given you the chance to get to know the Rugby Sevens girls with some cracking profile pieces. Check them out below!
Started from the bottom: Sharni Williams is finally riding the highs of Rugby Sevens
Two years ago, Sharni Williams stepped away from her job as a mechanic and pulled on the boots full time - and she hasn’t looked back.
Gold mine: former miner Amy Turner looking for a different kind of gold in Rio
Amy Turner used to drive trucks in the mines. Now she’s a professional Rugby Sevens player.
Quick shots from left field: Shannon Parry
Turns out co-captain Shannon Parry doesn’t like Vegemite. Blasphemy!
Aussie Sevens star Charlotte Caslick's best is yet to come
By her own admission, Charlotte Caslick is a “girly girl”. She loves shopping and she loves clothes – she also loves rugby, which is a plus, because she’s VERY good at it.
Quirk goes to work: Aussie 7’s star Alicia Quirk won’t be taking it easy in France this weekend
Alicia Quirk is spot on when she says: “If something goes wrong you know that your team mates are going to have your back, because they’re your best mates.”
Cherry's on top for Aussie Sevens champs
Emilee Cherry admits she cried from a push in the first game she played. The next year, she was named world player of the year.
The try denier
And while it’s not a profile, you’ll want to check out Nicole Beck’s incredible ability to make game saving tries. Trust me.
Australian Women's Rugby Sevens back, Ellia Green is a guest editor for a special edition of Zela articles. Ellia has written, commissioned and created content for readers around her passion of sport and her broader interests.