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Emily Scarratt

EmilyScarratt

Key Facts

SquadLichfield
PositionCentre/Fullback
Age24
Height1.81m (5'11")
Weight77kg (12st 1lb)
Caps50

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She may wear 13 or 15 on her back, but if you put her in any position on a rugby pitch you get the impression that Emily would become world class at it. In fact, you could probably say the same about a number of sports she's been involved in, too. Throw her a ball, any shape and she'd catch it, hit it or dunk it. We could easily have seen Emily playing for England at hockey, rounders and even basketball - she was offered a US Basketball Scholarship aged 16 but turned it down, much to the delight of England rugby fans.

When she burst onto the International scene in 2008 with 12 tries in 12 games, she was being touted as the Brian O'Driscoll of the women's game. Not a bad comparison to have.

She not only tears it up in the XV's game but put her in the Sevens environment and she's not found wanting. With seven tournaments to her name and 12 tries she really is a crucial player for England. But it's not all about rugby, despite first playing at the age of five. Emily has a Sports and Exercise Science degree from Leeds Metropolitan behind her and is currently the PE Assistant at King Edwards School in Birmingham. Well, her chosen career was always going to be something to do with sport.

Coming from a rugby-mad family, she started her rugby journey with Leicester Forest and found her way to Lichfield. She's got time on her side and you wouldn't put it past her topping a few of the record lists by the time that journey ends.

Last updated: March 18, 2014

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