Rochelle, better known to her teammates as ‘Rocky’, achieved the distinction of being England’s most capped rugby player when overtaking Jason Leonard’s 114-cap total in the 12-10 win over Ireland at University College, Dublin last November. In the next match against New Zealand she became the world’s most capped woman, having overtaken the career aggregate of her director of rugby at Worcester Valkyries Donna Kennedy, who made 115 appearances for Scotland before retiring from the game six years ago.
Rocky, who is in her 15th consecutive calendar year at international level, was appointed MBE for Services to Rugby in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List. A true icon for her sport, Rocky has played in all of the past 18 Six Nations matches and started 17 of them as well as the last three Women’s Rugby World Cups.
A 2014 World Cup winner, the loosehead prop is from High Wycombe, has a BA (Hons) in Sports Science & Coaching to her name and is a Level 3 Coach to boot. She mixes her rugby playing with her role as head coach of Chesham Stags and Bucks University and is also a personal trainer.
She first played when 15 with Beaconsfield, at Henley RFC alongside England teammate Tamara Taylor.
110 points – 22T
2003 C(R), USA 2004 C(1,2) 2005 W, F, I(R), Sp, S, SA, Sam, NZ 2006 W, S, F, I(R), RWC - USA, SA, F, NZ 2007 F, W, USA 2008 W, It, F, S, I, Sw(R), I, W, USA, C, C , I 2009 It, W, I, F, S, USA, F(R), SA(R), C 2010 W(R), It, I, S(R), F RWC - F, USA, A, NZ 2011 W, It, F, S, I, USA, C, C(R), F, NZ 2012 It, W(R), F(R), I(R), Sp, It(R), F, F(R), NZ (1,2R,3R) 2013 S(R), I, F, W(R), NZ(1,2R,3), C, SA(R), USA, C, F, C(R) 2014 F, I, W, It RWC - Sam, C, I, C 2015 W, It, I, S, F, USA(R), NZ, C, F, I 2016 S, It, I, W, F, C, F, USA(R), F(R), I, NZ (R), C 2017 F, W, It(R), I, C
Last updated: 23 June 2017