England star named Women’s World Player of the year

England’s Emily Scarratt was named Women’s Player of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Japan.

Centre Scarratt started four matches in England’s Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam on her return from sevens.

Team-mates Katy Daley-McLean and Sarah Bern were also on the shortlist.

“We got professional contracts that gave some of the girls that had not been part of the sevens team the chance to train full-time. As everyone knows that makes such a huge difference,” said Scarratt,

“We don’t chase after individual accolades in a team sport, but it’s pretty cool for sure.”

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