Vicky Fleetwood is a woman of many talents; a former junior hurdler, a personal trainer and a Rugby World Cup winner. She was also part of England’s bronze medal winning sevens squad in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.
The Nuneaton-born diet and nutrition adviser began playing rugby at the age of 14 after tiring of watching her brother play.
England’s Manu Tuilagi was the year below at school in Hinckley where she attended Mount Grace and John Cleveland College.
Vicky moved to Saracens from Lichfield after the Women’s World Cup success in 2014, where she made six appearances. Two of these were off the bench but the front row was handed a start in the final where England beat Canada 21-9.
She overcame an injury to make the 2017 Women's World Cup and made three appearances off the bench including in the final against New Zealand.
Despite making her Red Roses debut in August 2011 at the age of 21, Vicky had raced to 50 caps by July 2015. After scoring two tries in her first 56 Tests, Vicky bagged a hat-trick in the 29-15 win over Italy at Twickenham Stoop in February 2017.
It was the first by a front row forward in the history of the Women’s Six Nations with her three tries spanning only 19 minutes and she went on to play in every match of the championship that year.
Vicky played the final three legs of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in 2018 before being selected for the World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in July 2018.
In 2019 she was award a full-time contract by England, and after recovering from injury featured in the Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam win that year, scoring a try in the game against Italy.
40 points – 8T
2011 USA, SA(R), C, C(R), F, NZ(1,2R,3R) 2012 S, It(R), W, F, I, Sp(R), It, F, F(R), NZ(1,2R,3) 2013 S(R), I, F(R), It, W, NZ(1R,2,3) C(R), SA, USA, C, F(R), C 2014 F(R), S, I(R), W(R), It, RWC - Sam(R), Sp, C(R), I, C 2015 W(R), IT, I, S, F, NZ, C 2016 F(R), I, NZ(R) 2017 F(R), W(R), It, S(R), I(R), A, C(R), NZ(R) RWC - USA(R), F(R), NZ(R), 2018 – USA, I, 2019 – It(R), S.
Last updated: 15 May 2019