Behind the glitz and glamour of the women’s rugby, many world-class players must work around the clock to fund their rugby dreams.
This list has a mix of players who have left their once arduous day jobs, but others are still grafting on the front line literally…
#5. Chloe Rollie (Scotland) – Dump truck driver
Before turning professional, she worked as a labourer and a dump truck driver for an excavation company. In her teens, she also played football for Hearts.
The 25-year-old full-back’s pace, swerve and fend makes her a dangerous broken-field runner. It certainly caught the eye of Great Britain’s Sevens selectors who included her in the initial 19-player training squad for Tokyo Olympics.