As Megan Foster stood on the pitch at Northland Events Centre in Whangārei, New Zealand, preparing for the United States Women’s National Team’s second match of the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup (played in October 2022 after being delayed by the pandemic), it represented the pinnacle of her career and a long-term goal finally achieved. It had been five years of practice, conditioning, training, and playing professionally around the world since she narrowly missed out on being named to the 2017 World Cup Team.

She didn’t play in the first match, a loss to Italy. Now, she was suiting up […]

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By Donato