What got you interested in rugby and why did you join the Crusaders?

I've always loved the fact that rugby is a full-contact sport. While attending a CrossFit class earlier this year, I noticed a sticker on one of my classmate's van. I asked him what the Crusaders were and he told me that it was a rugby team. He said I should come and check them out. I took him up on his offer, and was instantly intrigued!

What position(s) do you play?

I play full back, outside center, and inside center.

How long have you played rugby?

This will be my second season playing rugby.

What do you do for a living?

I'm a high-intensity, highly-motivated personal trainer.

What's a fun fact about you?

Becoming a personal trainer did not halt my obsession with bacon!

What's your favorite thing about rugby?

I enjoy the fact that rugby is an intense, contact sport that forces me to not only rely on my own strengths, but those of my teammates as well.

Do you have any advice for people who are on the fence about playing?

Get off the fence and at least give it a try! Even if you don't like it, you can always walk away. Rugby is for people who have heart, not for those who give it a second thought.

Overall, how has rugby affected your life?

Surprisingly, playing rugby has affected my life a lot more than I expected! It's given me a great opportunity to work off my excess energy, and provided a tight comradery that I've come to enjoy!