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Alexandra Matthews


Key Facts

PositionBack row
Height1.72m (5'8")
Weight81kg (12st 10lb)


Alex owes England teammate Danielle Waterman a lot of thanks for getting to where she is today. She was coached through the Hartpury College AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) programme by the Bristol and England player. She also points to Maggie Alphonsi as a big influence. The younger sister of fellow England player, Fran, Alex's favourite player is Jonah Lomu.

The Richmond back row, who started life at inside centre, was educated at Watchetts Junior School and Kings International College, both in Camberley. She took her A-levels in PE, Psychology and Biology at the aforementioned Hartpury College.

Alex began her rugby career with Camberley RFC from 1997-2007 and spent a year with Reading RFC in 2008-09 between two spells with London Irish spanning 2007-08 and 2009-11.

She played seven times for England Under 20s, was London Irish Club Person of the Year in 2011 and Surrey Sportswoman of the Year in 2010. She has captained both London Irish and her county.  

Last updated: July 10, 2014

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