International Pathway

  • Aylesford Bulls (W)2016
  • Harlequins Ladies2017
  • England Women2017


It has been an incredible rise to international rugby for Shaunagh Brown, who only properly started playing the game at the age of 25 and two years later she had her first international cap.

This is because she had a previous career in athletics, where she represented England in the hammer throw at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and also had a brief stint in boxing before turning to rugby.

Her first appearance for England came against Canada at Allianz Park after she received permission from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, who she was training with for a new career, to take part in the match.

A former gas engineer and qualified commercial diver, Shaunagh first took up rugby at Medway RFC but moved to Harlequins Ladies in 2016 where, in her first season, she played in every league game as they won the title.

A fully qualified firefighter, Shaunagh made her debut against Canada in 2017.

Her first Women's Six Nations game with her second cap as she stepped off the bench against Ireland in what was the Red Roses' final game of the 2018 Championship.

International Record

2017 C 2018 I(R)

Last updated: 2 April 2018