|Weight||77kg (12st 1lb)|
Versatility is the name of Emily Scarratt’s game. She had scrum half ambitions at Leicester Forest at the age of five before playing fly half and then moving to full back and centre.
With 25 tries, including two in the Scotland match in March 2011, one against the same opponents in February 2012 and another in the Wales’ game later that month, in 43 Test appearances, her switch has paid off, dating back to a debut against the United States in the Nations Cup five years ago.
Overall, Emily has amassed 192 points, including 20 conversions and nine penalty goals. Her latest goal-kicking contribution was two conversions and a penalty goal in both the second and third Tests at Aldershot and Twickenham when England clinched a 3-0 series win over New Zealand last autumn.
Emily had been ‘player of the match’ after making the scintillating break that created the only try of the game, for Maggie Alphonsi, in the 10-0 triumph over New Zealand at Twickenham in the autumn of 2011. She also shared in the 21-7 victory in the second Test against the Black Ferns at Esher and in the 8-8 draw a few days later.
She had helped the Red Roses to a 22-10 win over hosts Canada in the Nations Cup two years ago with two conversions and a penalty goal and put over three conversions and another penalty in the 41-19 final triumph over the same opponents. The 2010 WRWC final is her most memorable match.
Her five caps at Sevens have produced nine tries, including one in the 19-12 semi final victory over New Zealand at Houston last February when she was vice captain and two as captain during the third World Series tournament against China and Fiji at Guangzhou the following month.
Emily has since completed three years of studies in Sport & Exercise Science at Leeds Metropolitan University, having been previously educated at Desford Primary, Bosworth High and Bosworth College where she gained nine GCSEs and A-levels in Biology, PE and Geography. She took up a position as PE assistant at King Edward’s Boys School, Birmingham last September.
After leaving Leicester Forest after 12 years, she joined Lichfield in 2007 and represented England U19 and U20. She was the Leicester Mercury Young Sports Woman in 2007-08, has toured Canada twice with England U20 and seniors and represented England U18 at rounders.
All of that would not have been possible without the backing of dad Mark. Emily says he is her chief supporter and taxi driver!
Last updated: April 5, 2013