Rugby helped Phoebe heal from domestic violence. Now she’s coaching other women to find strength on and off the field
People assume the red scar between Phoebe Caudill’s right eye and nose is an injury from a rugby match.
- Phoebe Caudill says she was abused by a partner in the US
- The incident was reported to police, but no charges have been laid
- To build confidence she started to play rugby and is now kicking goals towards making it to the Super W rugby competition
But the night she got it was no game.
The 25-year-old sees the broken blood vessels under the skin every time she looks in the mirror.
“Every morning when I wake up, I brush my teeth, I look at it and I’m like, ‘alright – this is your day to outlive that little mark’,” she said.
Ms Caudill was allegedly bashed by her then boyfriend as she drove home after a night out in the US. She…