Amy nearly started her international playing career in New Zealand.
She emigrated with her family to New Zealand at the age of nine, after her father, who was in the RAF, was recruited by the New Zealand Air Force. They had already, as a services family, had frequent moves, including 13 primary schools.
She had already played rugby at Lichfield from the age of six and her New Zealand school side, Feilding High School, ran an excellent girls’ rugby programme. In 2012 the team went on to win 53 consecutive games under Amy’s captaincy.
She was invited to join a Black Ferns national training camp but from the age of 10 she dreamt of wearing an England shirt.
She won the European Championship with England U18 Sevens before scored her maiden senior England try against Canada in the 2015 Rugby Super Series at Edmonton. With 28 caps to her name, she has now appeared in England’s last 27 matches.
Her hat-trick of tries against Scotland at the Twickenham Stoop in March was only the second instance of a front row forward crossing the opposing line three times in the history of the Women’s Six Nations. A fifth try during the Grand Slam match against Ireland at Donnybrook made her the second highest try-scorer in the 2017 tournament with three fewer than teammate Kay Wilson.
Ipswich-born Amy is studying for a BSc in Sports Science at Loughborough University.
50 points – 10T
2015 It(R), S(R), F(R), USA, NZ(R), C(R), F, I(R) 2016 S, It, I(R), W(R), F(R), C, F, USA, F, I(R), NZ, C 2017 F, W, It(R), S, I, A(R), C, NZ
Last updated: 23 June 2017