Biography:

Ghislaine Landry has become one of the most prolific try scorers in women’s rugby. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Landry has experienced plenty of success on the rugby pitch. After playing provincially with Ontario, Landry attended St. Francis Xavier University where she won the CIS Rookie of the Year award, two back-to-back CIS Player of the Year awards as well as a CIS title. Landry made her debut with Canada’s Senior National Team in 2011 and had a breakthrough performance at the 2013 Women’s Sevens World Cup, finishing second in tournament scoring as Canada earned a silver medal. She was named Athlete of the Week by the Canadian Olympic Team for her achievements. Landry finished the 2014-15 World Rugby Women’s Sevens World Series first overall in scoring with 297 points. She was the second-leading scorer on the Canadian team that won gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto with 47 points on five tries and 11 of 21 conversions. Landry’s success continued during the 2015-16 WSWS, finishing first once again in scoring with 158 points. She was also named to the 2015-16 WSWS Dream Team. Landry is currently second all-time in WSWS scoring with 475 points. In the Olympic debut of rugby sevens at Rio 2016, Landry was Canada’s leading scorer with 41 points, the second-highest total in the tournament, on the strength of five tries and eight conversions as Canada won the bronze medal.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Peter and Mary Ann Landry… Older sister Alexie… Getting into the sport: Started playing rugby at the age of 14… Outside Interests: Graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2010 with a degree in Human Kinetics… Likes to go camping when she has the time to remind herself to slow down and appreciate simple living… Odds and Ends: Nickname is “Ghis”… Favourite motto: Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard…