This is Tamara’s 13th year in the England squad. Her brother didn’t know what he started when inspiring her to take up the game.
This season she added the RPA Player of the Year to her tally of achievements, having been part of the 2014 World Cup winning squad and 2015 Premiership Player of the Year. With her mother, Teresa, captaining the Zambian golf team and her brother being a British U16 Real Tennis champion, a life in sport was inevitable for Exeter-born Tamara.
An RFU Community Coach when not contracted to England Rugby, she has appeared in three World Cups since first playing at Reading’s Oratory School when 11. While at Newcastle University, where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, she was chosen to represent Great Britain Students at rugby league. Tamara has also played for Henley, Novocastrians and Thirsk and when appearing against Wales this February, she became only the third England player to reach the 100-cap landmark. Rochelle Clark (122) leads the way ahead of Tamara (105) and Amy Garnett (100).
She went played in every match during the Six Nations Grand Slam win.
15 points – 3T
2005 NZ(R) 2006 W(R), Sp, S, F(R), I RWC - USA, SA, F, C(R), NZ(R) 2007 S, It, I, F, W, USA 2008 W, It, F, S, I, Sw(R), I, W, USA, USA(R), C, C 2009 NZ(1R,2R) 2010 W(R), It, I, S, F RWC - I(R), Kaz, USA, A, NZ 2011 USA, SA(R), C, C, F, NZ(1,2,3) 2012 It, W, F, I, Sp, It, F, F(R), NZ(1,2,3) 2013 S, I, F, W(R), NZ(1,2R,3), F, C 2014 F, I(R), W, It RWC - Sam, Sp(R), C, I, C 2015 W, It, I, S, F, USA(R), NZ, C, F, I 2016 I(R), W, F, C, F, USA, F, I, NZ, C 2017 F, W, It, S, I, A, NZ
Last updated: 23 June 2017