Rochelle Clark equals Jason Leonard caps record in win

  • Rochelle Clark won her 114th cap to equal Jason Leonard’s England record
  • The Red Roses beat France 10-5 in the first match of their autumn internationals
Rochelle Clark won her 114th cap to equal Jason Leonard’s England record as the Red Roses edged past France in the first match of their autumn internationals.

Speaking to BBC Sport on Facebook live, Clark – who was in tears during the national anthem – said reaching 114 caps was “amazing”, adding: “Blood sweat and tears have gone into it.



“It’s been such hard work over the last 13 years but every time you pull on that white shirt it makes such a difference to my life and I really want to keep doing it. It’s been really tough but worthwhile.

“The World Cup coming up next year is my minimum but I want to keep going until they say I can’t do it anymore.”

The Worcester player calls Leonard her “idol” and she could surpass his mark when England play against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday – a match which does not form part of the autumn international series.

Simon Middleton’s side will return to the competition against the world’s number one side New Zealand at Twickenham on 19 November, before facing Canada, ranked second in the world, seven days later.


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