Name: Gussie Maguire
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Years in sport of any kind: 10
Sports participated in: water polo, swimming, track
Years in rugby: 6
What first got you interested in rugby?
My best friend took me to a practice in high school and it was love at first ruck!
What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your improvement and success?
What has been your biggest rugby-related challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
Best rugby match memory/moment?
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Do you have a saying or motto
Where or who do you draw your inspiration from?
If you were immortal for a day, what would you do? I would hug a polar bear!
Favorite pre-game song and rituals: Cinderella Man by Eminem! And I wear or bring the same obnoxious neon yellow shirt to every game.
Funniest rugby memory: My first game was a b-side match against a team that needed some extra players, so a few of our girls were playing with them. I got the ball and then proceeded to stand there like a deer in the headlights while my friend on the other team is coming to tackle me, yelling “Gussie! RUN!” And then she flattened me.
If you were reincarnated as an animal/drink/ice cream flavor, what would it be? I would probably be reincarnated as Grumpy Cat.
If you could coach any team in the world for one day, which would it be? The Canadian men’s 7s team!
Where’s Waldo? Waldo is living a quiet, retired life in Hawaii with his wife, Carmen Sandiego.