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Rhiannon's North of England Rugby Call-Up

Tuesday, 06 March 2012

Year 10 pupil Rhiannon Fox-Rothwell is now part of the North of England Girls' Rugby squad. 

Rhiannon has been playing rugby since she was three years old and played for Trafford MV and Eccles before joining current club, Tyldesley Girls.  It was from there that she was scouted to play for Lancashire and she has been with the county team for the past two years.

Rhiannon played at scrum-half in the recent 24-10 North of England victory over the Midlands and is now looking forward to a two day tournament at the end of the month at Hartpury in Gloucestershire. 

Talking about her love of rugby, Rhiannon said: "I am passionate about rugby.  Women's rugby is growing but it is often perceived as a 'boys' sport' but it should just be seen as a sport.  Like all sport, it teaches you good discipline. For me, the best conditions for rugby are when it is muddy as it lessens the impact when you hit the ground.  Right now I am focussed on playing my best for the North of England but the next obvious progression would be the national team." 

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Rhiannon Fox-Rothwell

Rhiannon has been playing rugby since she was 3 and is now part of the North of England squad