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Meet a leader of the pack Rachel McLachlan, physiotherapy student and rugby international

Photo Credit: Glasgow Caledonian University
Rachel McLachlan carries the ball towards the try line

Lining up a career in physiotherapy is enough to keep anyone on their toes, but student Rachel McLachlan manages to combine her studies with playing international rugby for Scotland.

Rachel, who is in her fourth and final year at Glasgow Caledonian University, has accumulated 16 international caps since rugby grabbed her attention after starting her degree in 2017.

In an interview on the university’s website timed to coincide with International Women’s Day earlier this month, Rachel described her fondness for contact sports – judo is another interest – and said the camaraderie that went along university rugby was an attraction.

Outflanking any stereotypes

She said: ‘There was ...


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