Remarkably, Peter Symonds College in Winchester once fielded triplet sisters, one being the current Richmond lock, Rowena who was educated both there and at Test Valley School. She dovetails her rugby with her job as a farm worker in the family business at Longstock in Hampshire. Her most memorable game was when she won her first cap against Ireland in 2008, having represented England U19, U20 and A team.
Rowena’s mentors have been Giselle Mather and Karen Findlay since she first played the game at Wherwell County Primary School in Andover. She had a brief spell at No 8 before settling in the second row and her favourite venue is the Richmond Athletic Ground. Away from rugby, Rowena enjoys watching Arsenal FC.
Born in Medway, she won her 40th cap when England beat Canada 15-14 in the Rugby Super Series in Edmonton in July 2015. Two years later her form was recognised with a return to the international set up and she won two caps against Canada in the Old Mutual Wealth Series.
40 points – 8T
2008 I(R), W(R) 2011 W(R), It, F(R), S(R), I(R), USA(R), SA, C, C, F, NZ(1, 2(R), 3(R) 2012 S, It, W, F, I, Sp(R), It, F(1,2), NZ(1,2(R),3) 2013 I, F(R), It(R), C, USA, C, C 2015 W, S, F(R), USA, NZ (R), C 2017 C C 2018 It(R), W(R)
Last updated: 12 February 2018.