A four-year battle against injury came to an end for Fiona when she marked her return with a try in the 42-13 win over Scotland at Darlington in March 2015. It was her 19th touchdown at Test level. She had missed two seasons after fracturing her knee at the 2010 World Cup and ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament on her England return in 2013. Northampton-born Fiona said: “I felt my career could have been over so it’s a dream come true to be back.” Fiona played in two Test matches that year and another two in 2015 before making her first start in 16 months in the 2016 Rugby Super Series against France at Salt Lake City. Her 30th cap followed against France in the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stoop last November and she scored her 20th England try from a blistering run in the second minute of the New Zealand match ten days later.
A self-employed personal trainer, she praised the RFU for going “above and beyond what they had to” in the help that she received during her time out. Fiona was with Petersfield from 1995-2006 and completed her BSc (Hons) studies in Sport & Exercise Science at Roehampton University. She represented England U20 and A teams and scored her country’s first try in the opening 2010 World Cup match against Ireland.
100 points – 20T
2008 Sw, I, W, USA 2009 It, W, I, F, S, USA, SA, C, NZ (1,2R) 2010 W, It, S, F, I RWC - I, Kz, USA (R) 2013 S(R), I(R) 2015 S, F 2016 C(R), F, USA, F, I, NZ
Last updated: 22 February 2017