Rugby 7s player Tiana Penitani is currently competing for Australia in the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series
This year, the former presenter on Fox Sport’s The Other Rugby Show, has also started studying a UTS journalism degree – it’s just the next step in the 21-year-old’s already-successful career.
And, though she admits her time with The Other Rugby Show gave her a lot of hands-on experience, Penitani says, “I’m obviously not very experienced in terms of going behind the scenes and knowing how TV is made. That’s what I want to learn through my degree.
“You can’t coast off raw talent. If you’ve got the talent there, then put in the hard yards and the hard work and it will always pay off.”