Lydia ran in three tries on her international debut against Spain in the 2012 European Cup. She followed that with two blistering touchdowns in the opening pool game against Samoa in the 2014 World Cup in France before being ruled out of the tournament through injury.
Rewinding her career, Lydia’s first rugby experience was at the age of 11 in the South Staffordshire Tag tournament for Blakeley Heath Primary School.
Stourbridge born, she later attended Ounsdale HS in Wombourne and King Edward VI College in her home town. She works as an occupational therapist after getting a degree in that very discipline at the University of Derby and, when not contracted to England Rugby, she is employed as a social inclusion development worker in Gloucestershire for 2gether NHSFT.
She ran in England’s 35th and final 2017 Six Nations try against Ireland at Donnybrook before scoring two tries in a 27-20 victory over Canada in the second match of the 2017 International Women's Rugby Series in New Zealand in June, including a solo effort where she beat several defenders on her way to the line.
135 points – 27T
2012 Sp, It, F 2013 S, It, W, C, USA, C, C 2014 S, I(R), It(R) RWC - Sam 2015 S, F, NZ, C 2016 It(R), I, W, F, C, F, USA, NZ, C 2017 F, W, S, I(R), A(R), C, NZ
Last updated: 23 June 2017