Biography:

Tausani Levale got her start in rugby playing for her local club team in her hometown of Abbotsford, British Columbia. She attributes her interest in the sport to her father’s Samoan heritage and the creativity, complexity, and strategy of the game. Heading into the 2019 Pan Am Games, Levale has two caps for Canada’s national women’s 15s team and two caps for Canada’s national women’s sevens team in her career. She recalls her biggest accomplishment in the sport so far to be winning gold at the U18 National Sevens tournament during the Canada Sevens event at BC Place in Vancouver. During her international career, she has participated in the Youth Commonwealth Games and the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series where she helped bring Canada to a bronze medal at the Sydney leg of the tournament in 2018.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT TAUSANI

Getting into the Sport: Started playing for her local club at the age of 13, inspired by her Samoan heritage… Outside Interests: Loves music and plays the guitar and ukulele… Loves to spend time outdoors swimming and going to the beach… Odds and Ends: Sister Nakisa played with her on the senior national team… Collects coins and notes from her travels… Favourite quote: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, Love your neighbour as yourself” – Luke 10:27