It has been an incredible rise to international rugby for Shaunagh 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, and also had a brief stint in boxing before turning to rugby.
Her first appearance for her country at rugby came against Canada at Allianz Park, after getting 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 at her new club she played in every league game as they won the title.
Last updated: 18/12/17