An MBE for Services to Rugby and becoming the 2016 World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year have duly rewarded Sarah Hunter for her skill, dedication, determination and persistence to surpass 100 caps during her 11 years at the top level.
She led from the front as England won the Grand Slam with a 34-7 win over Ireland in the 2017 Six Nations and also was at the forefront as the team reached the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup final.
As of 2018, only two players - Rochelle Clark and Tamara Taylor - have appeared more times than Sarah for England who has surpassed 100 international career points for the Red Roses.
She reached a century of appearances for her country on an emotional night for her at Twickenham Stoop against Canada in 2017.
She started out playing rugby league as a nine-year-old at Goathland Primary School, attended Longbenton Community College and studied Sports Science and Mathematics at Loughborough University.
Sarah, who was born in North Shields, worked as RFU University Rugby Development Officer for the South West before she moved to Loughborough Lightning to take up at player-coach role in the Tyrrells Premier 15s side.
And in 2018 she continued to captain England with distinction, leading them in four of their five games as they narrowly missed out on the Six Nations title to France.
110 points – 22T
2007 S(R), It(R), I(R), F(R), USA 2008 W, F, S, I, Sw, I, W, USA, C 2009 F(R), S(R), F, C 2010 RWC - I(R), Kaz, USA, A, NZ 2011 W, It, F, S, I, USA, SA(R), C, C, F, NZ(1,2) 2012 S, It, W(R), F, I, Sp, It, F, F, NZ (1,2,3) 2013 S, I, F, It, W, NZ(1,2,3) C, SA(R), USA, C 2014 F, S, I, W, It, RWC Sam, Sp, C, I, C 2015 USA, NZ, C(R), F, I 2016 S, It, I, W, F, C, F, USA, F, I, NZ, C 2017 F, W, It, S, I, A(R), C, NZ, C, C, C RWC - S, I(R), USA, F, NZ 2018 It, W, F, I
Last updated: 2 April 2018.