60 seconds with... USA's Kimber Rozier

(IRB.COM) Saturday 3 November 2012
 60 seconds with... USA's Kimber Rozier
Former soccer and basketball player Kimber Rozier is a rising star in USA women's rugby

In the run-up to round one of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series in Dubai, we meet a rising star of the USA Rugby's women's scene. Talented fly half Kimber Rozier played competitive soccer and basketball before turning to rugby in 2007..

What was your first rugby experience?

I walked into a practice at UNC where I went to school and was told to catch and pass this weird shaped ball. And that was easy enough, kind of fun, and the team was really welcoming, so I came back.

And your first match?

A complete mess and I had no idea what I was doing or where to go.

When did you know that rugby was what you wanted to do?

When I really started to understand it and how challenging it is on so many levels.

What do you like to eat before a match?

Oatmeal and eggs

Which part of training do you dread the most?

Definitely running intervals, but don't tell my coach.

What do you like doing outside of rugby?

I love music. Singing and playing any instrument I can try.

Who are your sporting idols?

The 1999 US women's soccer World Cup team

What is your favourite sporting memory?

Every day at training with these girls is quite memorable. Believe me. But probably scoring my first drop goal in a 15s match.

What are you most looking forward to on this year's Series?

The competition. I think the teams we're going to face are all fit and ready to fight, and it's going to make for some great rugby.

Who do you think is going to win the first IRB Women's Sevens World Series?

The Americans, of course.


Round 2
14-15 Mar 2015

Venue: Fifth-Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw State University
City: Atlanta
Capacity: 8500

Series Standings
1New ZealandNew Zealand96
  • USA - Plate Winners at the Atlanta Sevens
  • Netherlands - Bowl winners at Atlanta Sevens
  • New Zealand - Atlanta Sevens Winners