Lauren revels in a challenge. As well as climbing, she ‘unwinds’ by bouldering, the form of rock climbing performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. Her proudest moments were winning the Premiership with Saracens and beating a “strong and challenging Canada side” twice, alongside graduating with a Sports Science degree from St Mary’ University.
She was born in High Wycombe, attended Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted and Moulton College and lives in Chesham, where she played her youth rugby. She marked her debut with a try off the bench when England scored 61 points without reply from Spain in the 2012 European Cup in Italy. Lauren made her England Sevens debut at the age of 18 in the European Series event at Marbella in June 2013 when scoring a try and landing four conversions in the 40-0 pool win over Germany. She contributed seven conversions in the World Series tournament in Sydney this February and took her total points to 25 in three events, including a try and a conversion in Las Vegas in March.
At XVs, she kicked a vital penalty when Ireland were beaten 8-3 at Twickenham Stoop in November 2015 and scored a try and converted the last of England’s five touchdowns against Scotland at Cumbernauld in the opening match of the 2016 Six Nations Championship. Eight days later, she notched her side’s first try against Italy, landed a conversion and also played in the other three games. She admits to watching any sport, supports Arsenal and sees herself as “relaxed, active and determined”.
37 points – 4T, 4C, 3PG
2012 Sp(R), It 2013 S, I(R), F, It, W, SA, C 2015 I, S(R), F, I 2016 S, It, I, W, F, F, USA
Last updated: 6 March 2017