Sport for Women

Rebecca Tavo

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Rugby Union
Location: Australia

A Sevens Rugby World Cup winner, Rebecca Tavo was last November named captain of the Australian Women's sevens team for the 2011/12 season.

Top 100 Sportswomen Nomination

Rebecca has represented her country in league, union and touch she is the current caption for the Aussie 7's team. Not only is she an elite player, she is a great roll model and is willing to help others achive their goals. She Always has good advice and

- Brettlyn Neal

Rebecca Tavo on Twitter

Rebecca Tavo in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Rugby 7’s World Cup Champions 2009

Greatest achievement off the field: First female train driver at BHP Billiton. (The biggest trains in the world.50, 000 tones and 3.5km long!)

Who is your sporting heroine? Serena Williams

How many hours per week do you train/exercise?  18-hours a week

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? A healthy big breakfast (I love my Weetbix and toast), lunch (Sandwich) and dinner (i.e. 1/4Lean meat, 1/4 carbs and1/2 plate salad), pre and post training meal (Up and go, milk, fruit, muesli bars and nuts). Carbohydrates after conditioning and protein after weights. (Including supplements)

What do you love about your sport? Fitness, speed, skills, and physicality. The different components! (Scrums, lineouts, kicking, tackling, passing, running)

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Nothing

What motivates you? Winning

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Train Driver

Three words that describe you: Fun, happy and chill

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? You get so fit! It’s fun. You can play at a social level with your friends here in Australia (Byron bay, gold coast), or in over 100 countries in the world. There’s lots of prize money too! It is an Olympic sport! If you make it to Australian level, there is an International playing circuit, which includes Hong Kong, Dubai, Edinburgh, London, Vegas, Gold coast, Wellington, Gold Coast and Port Elizabeth! The Australian Rugby Union and the Australian Sports Commission take real good care of you too. We stay at 5 star hotels and travel with Qantas! 

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