Amber added a 2014 World Cup winners’ medal to the list of rugby achievements her family have picked up over the years. Her uncle, Andy Reed, was a British & Irish Lions and Scotland lock. Such are Amber’s sporting talents that she also played youth cricket for Gloucestershire and hockey for Bristol.
She obtained a 2:1 in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Exeter where, in the 2012/2013 season she not only won the BUCS Championship but was also the BUCS Sportswoman of the Year. She first thought that playing high level rugby was within her reach when being included in the England U20 set up in 2010. Amber is a PE teacher and loves going to the beach and surfing. She is also an ambassador for the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation’s Eagle Project in her home city and her favourite book is Richie McCaw’s autobiography.
On her 25th Test appearance against Scotland in February last year, Amber contributed the conversion of Harriet Millar-Mills’ first try and a penalty to England’s 32-0 victory before converting three of her side’s first four tries against Italy. She added a penalty when Ireland were beaten 13-9 at Twickenham in the same month and attacked purposefully down the blind side in the build up to Abbie Scott’s try. Amber was player of the match in the next victory over Wales at Twickenham Stoop. She identified the available space, created a second try for Ceri Large with a fabulous offload and started in all the first eight 15s matches last year. Amber also topped a century of career Test points in the 17-13 win over France in the Rugby Super Series in Utah last July. She played in every match in the 2017 Six Nations Championship.
105 points – 3T, 27C, 12PG
2012 F, NZ(1,2R) 2013 S, I, F, It, W, NZ(1, 2, 3), C 2014 F(R), S, I, W, It RWC - Sp 2015 I(R), S(R), F, USA, NZ, C(R) 2016 S, It, I, W, F, C, F, USA 2017 F, W, It(R), S, I, C
Last updated: 13 June 2017