Touch rugby introduced Abbie to the game when she was 10 before she progressed to contact rugby then sevens and 10s before finally to 15s when she was 16.
She was a member of the squad that won the U20 Nations Cup in 2011 and spent the summer of 2014 playing in Canada for Strathcona Druids.
Dumfries-born Abbie, who has spent time as a university rugby coach, was educated at Keswick School, Sedbergh and Northumbria University where she obtained a BA in History and Politics and an MSc in Sports Coaching.
Abbie became the first former Sedbergh School girl to represent England in a senior national sporting team and scored a try on her starting debut against Italy in 2015.
She started the first four matches in the 2016 Championship before picking up an injury which kept her out for 15 months.
She returned to international rugby with tries in consecutive matches against Australia and Canada in the 2017 International Women's Rugby Series in New Zealand and then was a key member of the squad at the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup starting in the final against New Zealand.
25 points – 5T.
2015 W(R), It, I, S(R), F, USA, NZ, C(R), F, I 2016 S, It, I, W 2017 A,C, NZ, C, C(R), C RWC - S, USA. F, NZ 2018 It, W
Last updated: 12 February 2018