Straight Up - Ruby Tui
This is Ruby Tui. An open, raw and honest account of her journey from a troubled and unstable childhood, searching for a better option in life, to Olympic champion and the world's best rugby sevens player.
The explosion of women's rugby on the global stage has matched the rise of Ruby's stellar career, as she has grown with the game from amateur to professional.
In Straight Up Ruby looks herself in the eye, understanding that she can turn pain into purpose.
It's time to be straight up.
Ruby Tui is a professional rugby player. She won an Olympic silver medal in 2016 and a Rugby World Cup Sevens title in 2018. She was named Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year in 2017 and World Rugby Sevens player of the Year in 2019. She went on to win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (held in 2021). In 2022 she won the inaugural Super Rugby Aupiki competition with the Chiefs Manawa and then made her debut for the Black Ferns, helping them win the 2022 Pacific Four Series.
Off the field, Ruby is a regular commentator for Sky TV and is passionate about promoting healthy environments for Kiwi kids and speaking up about mental health within the sporting community. Creating change through speaking out on public issues, and demonstrating motivation and gratitude to her peers, is how she would like to leave her mark. Ruby is the current ambassador for the HeadFirst initiative.