Sunday 25 February 2018 / 06:33 AM

Aussie Georgia Page becomes worldwide sensation

Australian Georgia Page has garnered worldwide attention for playing on with a broken nose and making a subsequent crunching tackle in a US University women’s rugby union sevens match.

Lindenwood University player Page suffered painful blow to the face against Notre Dame, but displayed remarkable toughness to carry on and pull off a vital tackle before being sent to the blood-bin by the referee.

Page returned during the second half to help the Lady Lions, as the Lindenwood team is known, to a 24-17 victory.

They went down to Penn State in the final, but Page has been inundated with media requests since, as well as becoming a Twitter sensation.

Page has been dubbed the ‘Rugby War Goddess’, although she was not a huge fan of that title as it “made it more about my looks rather than being tough about it”.

“It was hard. Sevens is a killer for endurance. It’s hard when you can’t breathe out of your nose,” Page said in a nonchalant appraisal of her gutsy performance.

“I thought to myself I’ve got to get up, get back in the line and work with the girls.”

[YouTube – PortNews]

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