Starting at prop and moving to centre is far from the usual rugby trend but Poole-born Amy did just that for the Worthing U15 team. Her initial match was in the front row before she quickly found her way into the mid-field. Amy had previously sampled the game at the age of 11. She was educated at Our Lady of Sion Junior and Worthing College where she benefited from the coaching of Ben Coulson before reading Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath.
Amy was chosen in the 12-strong GB Women’s sevens squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She went on to score two tries for Team GB in the historic event. After captaining the sevens side to a third-place finish in the second leg of the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series in Malemort, France, Amy was handed a full-time professional 15s contract by RFU. Her sevens exploits are reflected by 32 tries in 18 World Series events, including a touchdown in the Kitayushu tournament this April.
Amy, a keen violinist, joined Bristol in 2010 and was named as the club’s most improved player and the players’ player for 2012/13. It was a golden time for Amy, who marked her debut with a try in the 18-17 win over South Africa in Denver in August 2013. She not only returned to England’s 15-a-side team three-and-a-half years later but scored a try against France three minutes from time to complete the 26-13 win over France at Twickenham this February. A week later, she made two of England’s 11 touchdowns against Wales at Cardiff and her try against Italy at Twickenham Stoop later that month had made her the tournament’s leading try-scorer with four after three rounds. She added a fifth from Emily Scarratt’s long pass against Ireland at Donnybrook – her sixth in seven Test appearances overall.
30 points – 6T
2013 SA, USA(R), C 2017 F, W, It, I
Last updated: 26 April 2017