60 seconds with.. Canada's Ghislaine Landry
Two days out from the start of the first IRB Women's Sevens World Series in Dubai, one of Canada's defending champions, Ghislaine Landry, becomes the latest star of the Series to answer our questions..
My first rugby experience was watching my sister play in her first high school game. I did most things she did, and rugby was no different. I was only 10 at the time so I had to wait a few years before I could play.
My first match was in grade 9. It was the first game of the season, my coaches put me on the wing and said something along the lines of: "You'll figure it out."
I knew rugby was what I wanted to do after my first summer with the Ontario (provincial) team. The game, the team and the people, I was hooked and bright-eyed about a future in the sport.
I don't really have a "go to" meal before a game. On a Sevens day it's usually a big breakfast and then snacks and small meals throughout the day to keep me going.
The part of training I dread the most.... is whenever I have to do it alone. There's nothing worse.
Outside of rugby, my three favourite things are being outside, good food and the couch!
My sporting idol is Clara Hughes. She is multi-sport Canadian Olympian. She has done some amazing things in and out of sport that I respect and aspire to.
My favourite sporting memory?... after 24 years there's too many to choose from! But recently, winning Hong Kong Sevens in 2011 is pretty high up there. Not only playing and winning in a full stadium, but realizing that we're pretty good!
This season I am mostly looking forward to the amount of quality games we will get to play, but also the exposure and growth that I think the Series will bring for the women's game.
Who's going to win the Series? Canada!