Womens World Sevens Series: Rebecca Tavo: Inside Australia Women's 7s

Womens World Sevens Series: Rebecca Tavo: Inside Australia Women's 7s

It’s nearly a month since our fourth-place finish in Dubai but the hard work never stops when you’re representing your country. With the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series now established and our next stop less than two months away, it’s safe to say it will be training as usual over the holiday season. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll definitely be taking time to enjoy myself with my family and friends over Christmas, but I’ll never be too far from the gym as well. Don’t be surprised if you see me in the gym on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and even New Year’s Eve!

It’s nearly a month since our fourth-place finish in Dubai but the hard work never stops when you’re representing your country.

With the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series now established and our next stop less than two months away, it’s safe to say it will be training as usual over the holiday season.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll definitely be taking time to enjoy myself with my family and friends over Christmas, but I’ll never be too far from the gym as well.

Don’t be surprised if you see me in the gym on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and even New Year’s Eve!

Our sport has come a long way since we won the first Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2009 and we certainly can’t take anything from granted.

Not only are there more women playing Rugby around the world but the teams on the World Series are seriously competitive.

The tournament in Dubai proved what a spectacle our sport can be, but it also woke a lot of people up to just how many competitive nations there are out there!

Seeing women’s Rugby hosted at the same venue as the HSBC Sevens World Series was a massive step for the sport and it’s only going to grow as we get closer to Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Russia and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

While a fourth place finish wasn’t what we wanted in Dubai, I was really impressed with the way our team played and how we continue to unearth new talent in Australia. We’re continuing to build player depth and I really think our best is yet to come.

Everyone will be training on their own during the festive season and we’ll re-unite in a camp alongside the Australian Youth Olympic Festival women’s Sevens team in January.

It will be great to join the youngsters as we help each other prepare for our upcoming tournaments. The future stars of the game will certainly be on display in Sydney when they take to the field for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

Who knows, there may even be a few girls playing there that will be alongside us in Rio in 2016!

But we’re not getting ahead of ourselves, there’s still a lot of hard work to be done and a lot of tournaments between now and then.  

-Rebecca Tavo