World Rugby Hall of Fame - Induction No.125 – Heather Leann Moyse (Canada, Canada Sevens) 1978-

One of 12 legends inducted at the opening of the World Rugby Hall of Fame in Rugby on 17 November, 2016

Born: 23 July, 1978 in Summerside, Canada

Described as Canada’s best-ever female athlete, the multi-talented Heather Moyse represented her country at rugby, cycling and bobsleigh – winning two gold medals at the Winter Olympics in the latter in 2010 and 2014.

A devastating finisher, the winger cum full-back made 22 international appearances for Canada in 15s and starred in two Women’s Rugby World Cups in 2006 and 2010, scoring a tournament best seven tries in each, although she had to share top billing with New Zealand’s Carla Hohepa in the 2010 edition.

After breaking her right ankle in Canada’s final game at WRWC 2010, Moyse took up cycling as part of her rehabilitation and was selected to compete for the national team at the Pan-American Track Cycling Championships in 2012. 

Despite not having played rugby since WRWC 2010 and undergoing surgery to her hip, Moyse then returned to her first sporting love and helped Canada to second place at Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013.

Inducted in November 2016