Emily will go down in history as the player who secured England’s 2014 World Cup triumph with a try six minutes from the end when her side beat Canada 21-9 in the final.

A talented all-rounder, she turned down the offer of a US Basketball Scholarship when 16. She burst on to the Test scene in 2008 with 12 tries in 12 games and became the top point-scorer, with 70, at the last World Cup, including 16 in the final.

Emily, who is from a Leicestershire farming family, has a Sports and Exercise Science degree from Leeds Beckett University and was a PE assistant before taking up a full-time contract with the RFU.

She won the RPA England Women’s Players’ Player award in 2013 and was also nominated for the World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year in 2014.

Emily captained England Team GB Sevens at the Rio Olympics.

A touchdown against Scotland in March, the 34th of her career, made Emily England’s fifth all-time highest try-scorer. Her 51 points in the Six Nations were the most in this year’s tournament, only five short of Katy Mclean’s competition record, set in 2011.

International Record

378 points – 35T, 58C, 29PG 

2008 USA(R), C, C, I 2009 It, W, I, F, S, USA, F(R), C, NZ(R), NZ 2010 W, It, I, S, F RWC - I, USA, A, NZ 2011 W, It, F, S, I, USA, C, C, F, NZ(1,2R,3) 2012 S, It, W, F, I, F, NZ(1, 2, 3) 2013 NZ(1,2) 2014 F, S, I, W, It RWC - Sam, Sp, C, I, C 2015 USA(R), NZ, C 2016 NZ, C 2017 F, W, It, S, I, A(R), C, NZ

Last updated: 23 June 2017