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“Had to go” – England number 8 sent off for crocodile roll against Italy


Abbie’s introduction to rugby began with touch at the age of 10, igniting

Notably, Abbie made history as the first former Sedbergh School girl to represent England in a senior national sporting team. Her debut was marked with flair as she scored a try in her inaugural start against Italy in 2015. This was just the beginning of her impressive journey.

A pivotal figure in England’s 2017 World Cup squad, Abbie started in the final against New Zealand, showcasing her prowess on the international stage. Her consistency was evident as she participated in all five of England’s games at the 2018 Six Nations as part of the Bristol Bears second row.

Recognition followed with a full-time contract in 2019, culminating in a triumphant Six Nations Grand Slam victory later that year. Leading by example, she captained the Super Series squad in June 2019, a testament to her leadership qualities and skill.

Despite challenges, including maternity leave, Abbie’s dedication never wavered. She is now set to feature prominently in the 2024 Six Nations, adding to her impressive rugby legacy.