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Sarah Hunter

England Rugby Captain, Rugby World Cup winner & MBE

2014 Rugby World Cup winner Sarah Hunter is a stalwart of English Rugby. Recognised for her Services to Rugby with a MBE in 2014, she has become a leading inspirational role model for the women’s and girls’ game.

The 32-year-old England Captain has amassed over 90 caps playing for her country, and has had the honour of leading the team on a number of occasions, most recently at the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Ireland. With Sarah at the helm, England booked their place in the World Cup final where they played a phenomenal New Zealand side. Disappointingly, England came up just short, losing 32-41, but with the game watched by over 2.6million people on primetime TV, Sarah’s team certainly inspired a new generation of women’s and girls to play rugby that day.

Sarah took over the England captaincy reins full time in 2015, and during her tenure she also led England to the RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam this year – a title England had not won in four years. In 2016, Sarah was also named England’s Player of the Year by the Rugby Players’ Association and World Rugby’s Player of the Year.

Major Achievements:

  • 2017: Led England to the final of the Rugby World Cup
  • 2017: RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam winning captain
  • 2017: Professional England Rugby player
  • 2016: World Rugby’s Player of the Year
  • 2016: Named England Player of the Year
  • 2015: England Captain
  • 2015: Awarded an MBE for Services to Rugby
  • 2014: Sports Personality Team of the Year winner
  • 2014: Rugby World Cup winner
  • 2011-2014: England Vice-Captain
  • 2012: Six Nations Grand Slam winner
  • 2011: Six Nations Grand Slam winner
  • 2010: Rugby World Cup runner-up
  • 2010: Six Nations Grand Slam winner
  • 2009: Six Nations winner
  • 2008: Six Nations Grand Slam winner
  • 2007: Six Nations Grand Slam winner
  • 2007: England debut

Twitter: @Sarah_hunter8