England great Heather Fisher confirms her retirement - Ruck

England great Heather Fisher confirms her retirement

Heather Fisher, an England flanker through five World Cups and a Team GB sevens Olympian in 2016, has confirmed her retirement at the age of 37.

An star in both XVs and sevens, she was a member of England’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad.

Fisher said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported my journey, from the RFU, GB Sevens, The National Lottery, family and friends.

“It’s been a rollercoaster of a career. I’m proud of everything I’ve been through, managed to overcome and achieved.

“I’ve had some amazing people alongside me and around me and am eternally grateful for the support I’ve had and would like to say a big thank you to all for believing in me and giving me the opportunities.

“Rugby’s been a great platform to be able to inspire people and change lives. I hope that I will now move on to other things in life and am looking forward to more opportunities to continue to inspire.”

A look at hwe achievements. The list is quite staggering across both XVs and sevens:

  • Two Rugby World Cups
  • 2014 Rugby World Cup winner
  • Three Rugby Sevens World Cups
  • 2010 and 2011 Six Nations Grand Slam
  • Bronze medal 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Represented Team GB at 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Played for Wasps, Gloucester-Hartpury, Worcester

DID YOU KNOW? Fisher made her international rugby debut in 2009 after a stint in bobsledding