England Women’s full back Danielle Waterman isn’t short of experience, at 25 she has 35 full International caps, has played in four RBS 6 Nations Championships, two Nations Cup Tournaments and has made appearances in both the 2006 IRB World Cup and the 2009 IRB Sevens World Cup.
RFU.com spent 60 seconds with the England star learning more about her introduction into rugby and what she likes to do in her spare time ahead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.
RFU.com: How did you first get into rugby?
Danielle Waterman: My Dad actually played for Bath Rugby for many years and so he was obviously really enthusiastic about it. I also have two rugby mad brothers so at the age of five my Mum packed me off to the local rugby club and I haven’t looked back since.
AUDIO – 60 seconds with Danielle Waterman
Your Dad must be proud of how you have taken to the game?DW:
Yeah, well he’s my biggest critic but also my biggest fan so I love having him come to games, he also played full back which is where I play now so it’s good to have him there supporting me and helping me.
RFU.com: Do you play any positions other than full back?
DW: I played scrum half at the start of my England career and I have also played on the wing but I love playing at full back, you get to play the open game that I like.
RFU.com: What do you like to do when you’re not playing rugby to wind down?
DW: As little as possible really! We’re normally so busy so I enjoy hanging out with friends and chilling out.
The 2010 WRWC kicks off on August 20 with the pool games to be played at Guildford’s Surrey Sports Park and the semi and finals staged at the Twickenham Stoop. Check out our WRWC ticket page for all the latest information and keep up to date with all of the latest news in the Women’s new section.
To find out more about Danielle Waterman visit her profile on RFU.com or enter our competition to win a training session with the England Women’s team.