Sarah Hunter: Record Breaker

Sarah Hunter: Record Breaker

In the early hours of the morning back in the UK Sarah Hunter captained the Red Roses against Australia in the quarter-final of the Women’s Rugby world cup in New Zealand in doing so she became a record breaker.

By playing today Sarah Hunter became the most capped England international and the most capped woman in rugby. Hunter earnt her 138th cap for her country 2 weeks after equalling the record of 137 held by former England international Rochelle Clark.

Born in North Shields the number 8 started out playing rugby league at 9 years old and then transitioned into a centre in rugby union. Sarah first played at in the back row during the England under 19 trials as she was moved to the position by her coach at the time. Her senior career began at Litchfield ladies in 2004 before a stint in Bristol from 2015 until moving to current club Loughborough Lightning in 2017. It was in 2007 when she made her first cap for England against Old Albanians RFC. Becoming captain in 2014 and earning her 100th cap in the 2017 world cup in the semi-final against Canada. During her time with the international team, she has a world cup to her name along with 10 six nations titles, a career to be proud of.

Reflecting on her achievement before the game with BBC Sport Hunter said the caps record is “the thing I am most proud of in my life” and “Never in a million years did I think I’d be England’s most-capped player” (Credit: BBC Sport).

Congratulations to Sarah on this monumental achievement and may many more caps follow.

Credit: BBC Sport