International Pathway

  • England Women u202011
  • England Women u202013
  • England Women2013
  • Saracens (W)2013
  • Richmond (W)2015
  • England Women National Academy2015
  • Aylesford Bulls (W)2016
  • Harlequins Ladies2017


Leanne Riley started her international rugby career playing the sevens, and was part of the successful England team that lifted the IRB Challenge Cup Sevens crown in Hong Kong in 2012.

Her Test debut in the XV-a-side format came in 2013 against South Africa but the Harlequins scrum-half would have to wait until the 2018 Women's Six Nations for her first try.

The try eventually came in England Women’s 52-0 win over Wales, in one of four appearances for her during the 2018 Championship.

Leanne took up rugby at the age of 10 at Park Hill Primary School in her home city of Coventry.

She continued playing as she moved to different schools, featuring in a mixed tag tournament at Old Coventrians RFC and after that, started playing for the club’s junior teams.

She won the Women’s Premiership in 2017 with Aylesford Bulls Ladies before the club was taken over by Harlequins at the start of the Tyrrells Premier 15s for the 2017/18 season.

Leanne has a BTEC National Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence, has a Sports Massage Certificate Level 3 from Southam College and is a personal trainer.

Leanne is also a talented netball player who represented Warwickshire.

International Record

5 points – 1T

2013 SA 2015 USA(R), NZ, C, F 2016 S(R), It(R), F(R), USA(R) 2017 A, C(R), C, C, C RWC - S, USA(R) 2018 It, W, S, F

Last updated: 2 April 2018