Lauren Cattell revels in a challenge. As well as climbing, she ‘unwinds’ by bouldering, the form of rock climbing performed without the use of ropes or harnesses.
However, some of her proudest moments are rugby-related having won the Women’s Premiership with Saracens in 2015 and beaten a “strong and challenging Canada side” on two occasions - she's also graduated with a Sports Science degree from St Mary’s University.
Lauren was born in High Wycombe, attended Ashlyns School, Moulton College, and played her youth rugby at Chesham.
She marked her Red Roses debut with a try off the bench when England scored 61 points without reply from Spain in the 2012 European Cup in Italy.
Lauren kicked a vital penalty when Ireland were beaten 8-3 at Twickenham Stoop in November 2015 and scored a try against Scotland at Cumbernauld in the opening match of the 2016 Six Nations.
Eight days later, she notched her side’s first try against Italy, landed a conversion and also played in the other three Six Nations matches that season.
Lauren made two Red Roses appearances in the 2018 Six Nations, starting at outside centre against Italy and inside centre against Scotland.
Lauren made her England Sevens debut at the age of 18 in the European Series event at Marbella in June 2013, scoring a try and landing four conversions in the 40-0 pool win over Germany.
37 points – 4T, 4C, 3PG
2012 Sp(R), It 2013 S, I(R), F, It, W, SA, C 2015 I, S(R), F, I 2016 S, It, I, W, F, F, USA 2018 It, W(R), S
Last updated: 7 June 2018