Last week Brumbies captain Allan Alaalatoa opened up about his life in the capital, life with the Brumbies and even his favourite coffee (small double-shot flat white).
Today get to know another captain, Brumbies Super W co-captain Michaela Leonard.
Leonard was named co-captain of the women’s outfit ahead of the 2020 Super W season. The season was subsequently cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the NSW Waratahs were crowned champions for the third straight year.
The 25-year-old Leonard has had quite the career thus far, having only started playing rugby union ahead of the team’s tryouts before the Super W inaugural season in 2018.
That year she was named Brumbies rookie of the year. Last year she became an international, playing in the Wallaroos squad that took on Japan.
Without further ado, meet Michaela Leonard.
1. Favourite thing to do to unwind in Canberra and why?
A: Anything outdoors. We’re surrounded by some great national parks and bushland. I love to get out and ride horses, go bushwalking or take the dogs swimming down at the river.
2. Must see places in Canberra for visitors?
A: Tidbinbilla and Questacon for kids.
3. Favourite thing about Canberra and why?
A: The open spaces, bushland, awesome walking tracks right in our backyard, great coffee and cafes.
4. Go-to coffee order?
A: Skim flat white or an iced long black.
5. Best memory of your time with the Brumbies?
A: The honour of being named co-captain this season. But hands down the best memories just come from all the incredible people you meet along the way.
6. Funniest teammate?
A: Gab Peterson or Rebecca Smyth.
7. Teammate who should be the next bachelorette?
A: Jane Garraway
8. Favourite hobby outside rugby?
A: Horse riding or hanging out with my dogs.
9. If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?
A: Reading minds – it could be fun!
10. First memory of the Brumbies?
A: The Brumbies doubleheader for the opening game of the inaugural Super W season.
Next week we meet Brumbies prop Scott Sio!