Alex Matthews burst onto the international rugby scene in 2011 and was among the youngest squad members to lift the Women's Rugby World Cup trophy in 2014.
On her 25th cap for the Red Roses in 2016, she was the Old Mutual Wealth Player of the Match when England beat France 10-5 at the Twickenham Stoop.
Alex then set England on their way to a 39-6 win over Canada at Twickenham Stadium in November of the same year with the first of the side’s seven tries.
She featured in every game of the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland, receiving the player of the match award for her performance against the USA and started the final against New Zealand.
For the 2017/18 season, she joined the England Sevens programme. Alex played in all five HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series events in 2018 and was voted RPA Women’s Sevens Player of the Year.
She previously studied Sports Psychology at Roehampton University and worked as a PA for children with disabilities.
Alex was educated at Watchetts Junior School and Kings International College, both in Camberley, and began playing at home town club Camberley in 1997 aged only three.
30 points – 6T
2011 F, NZ(1(R),2,3) 2012 NZ(1(R), 2) 2013 NZ(1,2(R),3) 2014 RWC - Sp, C(R), I, C(R) 2015 W, It, I, S, F, USA(R), NZ, C 2016 C(R), F, USA, F, C 2017 It, S, I, A, C(R), NZ, RWC - Sp(R), I, USA, F, NZ.
Last updated: 10 July 2018