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Germany-born Lillian Stoeger-Goddard may be a relative newcomer to rugby but she has made a real impact during her short stint in the game.

The 20-year-old was a high-level heptathlete for five years with team success in the School Games but a switch to rugby at Plymouth Albion has seen her progress into the England U20s set-up.

The Bristol Ladies wing showed her finishing skills when she dotted down five times against Worcester Valkyrie in the Tyrrells Premier 15s in September 2017. 

Stoeger-Goddard only joined the club a month prior and admits that performance gave her the confidence to really aim for the top of the sport.

Sport is in her blood with both her mother, Laura, and grandmother, Lynda, former high-level track athletes while her mother has helped her switch from athletics to rugby.

Stoeger-Goddard’s idol is former Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill and she would always compare her own personal bests to Ennis-Hill’s at the same age – hoping to match the former Team GB star.

The Physical Education student at Plymouth Marjon University can play anywhere across the back-three, equally comfortable at full back as she is on the wing.

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