WINDY CITY TIMES
||Queer athlete named women's rugby player of the year
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World Rugby announced that British captain Marlie Packer has been named this year's World Rugby Women's 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard, according to a media release.
Packer received the award in front of fans and her rugby comrades at Go Media Stadium Mt Smart in New Zealand at the conclusion of a match between England and New Zealand that the British won.
New Zealand outside back Katelyn Vahaakolo was crowned World Rugby Women's Breakthrough Player of the Year in partnership with Tudor, while Italian player Sofia Stefan was awarded the International Rugby Players Women's Try of the Year.
Packer is part of the LGBTQ+ community. Various media outlets reported that Packer shares a son with now-former partner Natasha, a police community support officer.
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