Sporting success runs in the family for Rosie Galligan and the youngster knows that pedigree has played a huge role in getting her to where she is today.
The Saracens forward, who doesn’t turn 20 until April, is the daughter of Tim Galligan – a coach at Aylesford RFC – while her mother Holly captained England U21s at hockey.
Her older brother Henry and younger brother Charlie both represent Kent in their age-groups at rugby, as Galligan herself did – so it is clear to see where she gets her competitive instincts from.
And the youngster, equally capable in the back row and second row, has broken into the first team at Saracens Women in the Tyrrells Premier 15s during the 2017/18 season
With the likes of England internationals Marlie Packer and the Cleall sisters Bryony and Poppy to learn from at Sarries, she has continued her upward trajectory with her England U20s call-up.
Not just a sporting talent, Galligan got A*s in both Geography and Pyschology at Maidstone Girls Grammar School and is now studying for a BSC in Sports Management at Loughborough University.
Describing herself as ‘caring, friendly and bubbly’, she was also a part of the Stagecoach performing arts school for 10 years and was even selected for their agency.