Yeovil-born Marlie left her West Country roots in 2013 to play for Wasps before returning to Bristol this season.
The flanker figured in the Sevens World Cup in Moscow four years ago and started in the 2014 World Cup Final in France on the back of scoring two tries against Spain in the pool stages.
She began her rugby career as a five-year-old with Ivel Barbarians, where she spent 13 years. Marlie then moved to Bath before joining Bristol in 2009.
Schooled at Birchfield, Buckler’s Mead and Yeovil College, she worked as a plumbing & heating engineer for Homeserve in South West London before gaining a full-time England contract in 2014.
Marlie played in every Six Nations match this year and her outstanding defence in the final game against Ireland enabled England to retain a 5-0 half-time lead which turned into a 34-7 victory.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 in June.
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
Last updated: 23 June 2017