Meet the HAP’s (husbands and partners) cheering on England’s Red Roses - Ruck

Meet the HAP’s (husbands and partners) cheering on England’s Red Roses

THE entire nation will be cheering on the England women’s rugby team during the 2024 Six Nations decider against France.

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But also shouting words of encouragement from the sidelines will be the players’ supportive partners.

The Red Roses have not lost in the competition for 28 games – since they were beaten 18-17 by Les Bleus in Grenoble in 2018.

But France are also unbeaten this year and have home advantage as they seek to ruin England’s bid for a sixth successive title.

#1. Jess Breach’s boyfriend Archie White

Eleven tries in her first two Tests demonstrate how dangerous Jess Breach is out wide. A former spring hurdler, she now puts that speed to good use on the rugby pitch.

Her partner is Archie White, who plays flanker for the Harlequins men’s side.

White recently passed 50 appearances for the Club and also signed a new contract – a reward for some stand-out performances.

#2. Holly Aitchison and Hannah Botterman

Two standout stars from the England women’s rugby team have finally opened up about their love story, which began when they crossed paths at a sporting college and fell head over heels for each other.

Holly Aitchison, aged 26, and Hannah Botterman, aged 24, first encountered each other at Hartpury College back in 2015.

However, their initial romance hit a rough patch after a year, leaving them both ‘heartbroken,’ particularly as Holly grappled with her own identity and sexuality.

But fate intervened, bringing them back together when they both joined Saracens. Now, they’re teammates once again, this time playing for Bristol Bears.

Reflecting on their journey, the couple, who have been together for several years, shared their story with FEMAIL.

Holly recounted, “We kept finding our way back to each other, no matter how much we drifted apart. That was the pattern throughout.”

Holly admitted, “There was a part of me that struggled with the idea of being with a woman. It took me some time to figure out what I truly wanted.”

“Now,” she added, “I’m much more at ease with myself than before.”

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