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One of nine sisters, Brooke Clarke has not had an easy path through to the England U20 set-up.

The Worcester Valkyries wing spent a year out of the game because of a lower back injury, but with that behind her, she first earned a call-up to the U20s side in 2017.

Brooke originally took up the game aged 14, playing for Worcester U15s, and she has continued with the club, making her senior debut for the Valkyries in the Tyrrells Premier 15s in September 2017.

She is a keen sprinter and comes from a sporting background, with father Ian having rowed competitively and her great grandmother even representing England in athletics at the Commonwealth Games.

Attending Worcester College Sixth Form, Brooke completed her A-Levels in maths, biology and chemistry in 2017.

She is the second sister in a big family with her parents naming each of their nine daughters alphabetically – Antonia, Brooke, Cara, Deanna, Evelyn, Freya, Georgia, Hallie and Iona.

Three of her younger sisters – Cara, Deanna and Evelyn – play for Worcester’s age-group sides, with Cara even having represented England U18s at sevens.

In 2017, Brooke scored a memorable try for Worcester against Richmond, taking the ball on halfway and slicing through the defence to score.

Last updated: 25 January 2018

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