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Meet The World Games Athlete of the Month for June 2019: Michaela Blyde

New Zealand’s Michaela Blyde is The World Games Athlete of the Month for June 2019. Michaela’s achievements span more than just her impressive history on the 7s team for New Zealand, including winning 10 out of the last 12 tournaments and being named the 7s Series Player of the Year for the last two years. Michaela sat down with Protective Life and answered a few questions about rugby, her rugby achievements and what she’s looking forward to in the future. Q: How long have you been playing rugby? What about the sport compelled you to try it out?   I started playing rugby in 2012 (age 16) at New Plymouth Girls High School. My mum was working at the Taranaki Rugby Union when the NZ Women’s 7s trials were starting and told me to try out. I was playing soccer at the time but was excited to give a new sport a go.…