KNOW YOUR SARRIES – ROSIE GALLIGAN
Our latest ‘Know Your Sarries’ is with second row Rosie Galligan. The lock forward earned her first England cap earlier this year and she is raring to go ahead of this weekend’s Tyrrells Premier 15s Semi-Final against Wasps FC Ladies.
How old were you when you started playing rugby and what was your first club?
My first club was Aylesford Rugby Club and I started playing with the girls when I was 16. I actually did a touch tournament in the summer with the boys but they basically just needed girls on their team. By the end of the summer I was loving getting involved so I decided to join up.
I think I’d have to say Jonny Wilkinson because I remember when I was little playing in the garden with my brother and we’d always do his stance and his run-up to his kick.
Favourite player to watch?
I really enjoy watching Maro Itoje. He plays to the limits, he’s an aggressive player and he leads the lineouts. That’s something I strive to keep working on. He also knows how to get into opponent’s heads.
What do you prefer doing? Scoring a try or making a big tackle?
I do love it when you can feel a big hit and you can hear the reaction from the crowd. At the same time, scoring a try is great because at the end of the day you want to win and that’s what everyone watches.
Favourite moment in rugby?
Probably getting my first international cap because I thought I had a few more years to go before I’d get into the senior squad so standing next to Zoe (Harrison), Jess (Breach) and Hannah (Botterman) in the national anthem for my first cap was probably my highlight so far.
Ideal try scoring celebration song?
Mr Brightside by The Killers. If I was at a party that would be my final song of the night, great way to go out with a bang.
Karaoke song of choice?
I like a bit of Adele. I love a ballad. If it’s not in the shower, if it’s not in the car, it’ll be at karaoke.
White House Down. I love Channing Tatum in it and it’s a really good action movie.
Favourite TV show?
I love a bit of Love Island when it comes on, I’m a bit of a binge watcher.
Favourite band or musician?
Ed Sheeran would probably be my musician to go to if I wanted to chill out. I like chart music, anything I can sing to I’ll listen to really.
I really don’t like wet hair on the side of the bath or in the plug hole or on the floor. It does creep me out a little bit.
If you could spend the day as any animal, what would it be and why?
A puppy because everybody wants to give you attention, you get nice cuddles and you get lots of treats.
Don’t miss your chance to see Saracens Women take on Wasps FC Ladies at Allianz Park on Saturday 13 April. Kick off is at 15H00 and gates open from 13H00. Get your tickets HERE