"Stand-Out Signing" Ealing Trailfinders Women Sign Red Roses Star Ahead of Premier 15s Debut - Ruck

“Stand-Out Signing” Ealing Trailfinders Women Sign Red Roses Star Ahead of Premier 15s Debut

Ealing Trailfinders Women have confirmed a new high profile signing, ahead of their first campaign in the Allianz Premier 15s. Red Roses star Abby Dow has agreed a deal with Ealing, as the back three player makes the move away from Harlequins at the end of the season.

Abby Dow of England Women during the WomenÕs Internationals match between England Women and France Women at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 21 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Dow is able to shine at both fullback and on the wing, and brings an exciting level of dynamism to the Trailfinders Sports Park. The 25-year-old is decorated Red Rose, as she is a multi-time Women’s Six Nations winner with England. Dow has won the past five consecutive Women’s Six Nations, from 2019 to 2023. Four of those competitions were Grand Slams, and the latest 2023 Women’s Six Nations saw Dow showcase her talents by scoring six tries.

Speaking with the Ealing Trailfinders Official Club Website, Dow said; “I’m delighted to be making the move over to Ealing Trailfinders next season!

“Ealing is an area I know well from my time at Wasps, and also having the chance to be able to link back up with Giselle (Mather), who is someone I’ve worked with since I was 18 is something I’m really looking forward too.

“To have the opportunity to join a totally new side is rare, but I’m excited for us to have the chance to be able to create our own new identity and style of play and I can’t wait to see who else joins the club and can help shape this going forward!”

Dow will re-unite with her former Wasps Women Head Coach Giselle Mather, with the two arriving at Vallis Way for the 2023/24 campaign.

Ealing Trailfinders Women’s Director of Rugby Giselle Mather said: “We are hugely excited to have Abby join us at Ealing Trailfinders. She lights up international arenas with her phenomenal power and pace and to bring that to Trailfinders Sports Club for our new fan base to enjoy week in week out is a mouth watering prospect. 

“Abby has a fantastic attitude and work ethic that will inspire all the young athletes that will be part of our new team and I can’t wait to begin to start working with her again next season.”