Gloucester-born Ceri reckons she used to ‘live’ at her local rugby club in Drybrook with her three brothers and dad Philip, who used to turn out for Rotherham. She started there at six and 18 years later, Ceri became a 2014 World Cup winner. She has been almost ever-present for England in the past four calendar years, winning an incredible 42 caps during that time. Her rugby theme on and off the field continues because her day job is as a community rugby coach.
She also showed how it’s done with two tries in the 20-13 win over Wales at Twickenham in the fourth consecutive Six Nations victory at Twickenham Stoop in March last year. Her first was set up by a deriving maul and the second, also in the first half hour, was created by Amber Reed but finished off to perfection. Ceri also sold a perfect dummy to score her ninth Test try in the 17-13 win over France during the Rugby Super Series in Utah in July 2015 and won her 50th cap in the 39-13 win over United States five days later.
Having joined Worcester in 2010, she won the most improved player of the year in her debut season, the players’ player of the year in 2012 and captained the side. She and fellow debutant Alexandra Matthews against France in 2011 became the first Hartpury College students to win senior women’s caps. At college, Ceri earned a BTEC National Diploma in Sport. Her best friend is Rocky Clark and Eastenders is her top TV show. “Joker, laid back and chilled” is the way she describes herself.
59 points – 9T, 8C, 1PG
2011 F(R) 2012 S(R), It, W(R), I(R), Sp, It, F, F(R), NZ(R) 2013 S, I, F, It, W, NZ (1R, 3R) C, SA(R), USA, C, F(R), C(R) 2014 S(R), I(R), W(R), It RWC - Sam(R), Sp, C, I(R), C(R) 2015 W, It, I, S, F, USA, NZ(R), C, F, I 2016 S, It, I, W, F, C,F, USA, F(R), I(R)
Last updated: 22 February 2017