#3. Kat Merchant (Worcester Warriors)
An inspiration to her team on the field, Merchant retired from rugby, aged 28, on medical advice related to the long-term effects of concussion after England won the World Cup in 2014.
She recently made the headlines as she refused to “give in to bullies” after she received anonymous hate messages and a video online due to her muscled physique.
The definition of inspiration, you can follow her fitness journey on Instagram.