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.
Before turning to rugby, she had a career in athletics, where she represented England in the hammer throw at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and also a brief stint in boxing.
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 represent her country.
A former gas engineer and qualified commercial diver, Shaunagh 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, going on to receive a full-time contract in January 2019.
2017 C 2018 I(R), USA, C(R), I(R)
Last updated: 7 January 2019