A product of Roundwood Park School and Grove Junior School, both in Harpenden, Sarah began playing when six at the town club where her dad coached at mini level. She has represented Scorpions, Old Albanian, Wasps and Saracens.
Sarah, from Welwyn, is a very versatile player, and has the ability to play at fly half, centre or at full back. She was a key part of Saracens’ 2014/15 Women’s Premiership winning side, where they scored 464 points in just 14 games.
She made her England debut in August 2011 when she came off the bench in the 15-11 victory over the USA. In February 2017 she returned to the side against Italy after a 15-month gap since an 8-3 win over Ireland in the 2015 autumn series. In the first match of the 2017 International Women's Rugby Series against Australia in New Zealand in June, Sarah went over for a memorable hat-trick in a 53-10 win.
She had endured a frustrating nine months from April 2016 onwards while suffering from an ankle injury that put her out of contention for the Rio Olympics. Sarah also played a prominent part with a try and nine conversions when England secured a third-place finish in round one of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix in Kazan, Russia in June 2016. She was offered a full-time professional sevens contract that September and remains a key component of the squad.
She was a county netball player and likes to mix it up with some DJing, music being one of her interests, as is playing squash. Sarah helped England U20 win the Nations Cup and at the end of the 2009 season was in the Old Albanian squad that beat Camp Hill to win promotion to the Premiership.
25 points – 5T
2011 USA(R), SA, C, C(R) 2015 It(R), USA, NZ, C(R), F, I 2017 It, S(R), A, C.
Last updated: 4 January 2018