Canada wing and IRB Try of the Year nominee Magali Harvey admits she doubted her future in the sport earlier in 2014.
Harvey went on to become the breakout star at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France as Canada made it to the final.
Her sensational try in the semi-final win over the hosts already has thousands of views online and put her on the map.
However, there were moments during the early stages of this year for the 24-year-old Women’s Player of the Year where she wasn’t sure about the direction she was headed.
“I definitely did have a rollercoaster year,” Harvey told TSN.
“During part of the year, I wasn’t sure why I was playing rugby. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be in the (Canadian) program.
“It was only once I realised that I was there because I wanted to be there, not because I had to be there, that I started to change my perspective on things. And it definitely helped me step up my game.
“I just started pushing harder at training and stopped cutting corners in everything I did.”