|Weight||74kg (11st 9lb)|
As the captain of England U20 last season, Fiona Davidson made such an impression that she quickly won her first five senior caps off the bench – her most recent one being against Italy at Esher in March this year. She had earned three in the European Cup campaign last May that ended in England’s 29-25 triumph over France in the final at Rovereto in Italy and her fourth produced a try off the bench, also against France last November.
At the end of that month, she made her England Sevens debut in the IRB World Series tournament in Dubai, starting four matches and playing off the bench in the other two. Her first start was in the 22-0 win over Brazil.
She made 11 appearances for the national U20 team from 2009-12 and played two games for England A against Nomads and Spain. London-born Fiona is currently reading for a degree in Sports Coaching and Science at St Mary’s University at Twickenham and was previously educated at Vineyard School in Richmond and Ibstock Place School, Roehampton.
Fiona first played when five for the London Scottish U7 team and was with the club from 1997-2004 before appearing for Cramberleigh, a combination of Camberley and Cranleigh, from 2005-08. After a season with Chobham she joined Richmond. Her first mentor was her father Ian at London Scottish. Amy Turner taught her scrum half skills when she moved from the back row four years ago.
Her most memorable game was the European Cup final against France. She said: “We were behind for most of the match but persevered and won with the last play of the game.” Her favourite ground is Twickenham Stadium and she admires Brian O’Driscoll, the Ireland centre, for his commitment and flair.
Last updated: March 13, 2013