|Weight||74kg (11st 9lb)|
Originally a centre, Hannah Gallagher switched to the back row last season and fulfilled her promise in the new role by winning 13 Test caps so far. After figuring in a friendly match against France in Marseille in November 2011, she played in the full international against them at Châteaurenard three days later.
Ten of her subsequent 12 appearances at that level have brought victories – over New Zealand in the second Test at Esher, also that November and the Six Nations games which followed against Scotland, Italy, Wales and Ireland, together with two more against the Black Ferns last autumn and others against Scotland, Italy and Wales this year.
The exceptions were the defeats by Ireland at Ashbourne and France against whom she scored her third Test try at Twickenham this February. She picked up her maiden Test one against New Zealand in the 17-8 win over them at Aldershot last November.
A student at the University of Hertfordshire, she is reading Sport & Exercise Science, having previously attended Birchanger Primary School in Essex, Somercroft Primary and Birchwood High School, both in Hertfordshire.
Harlow-born Hannah began playing when seven at Bishop’s Stortford RFC and after five years moved to the Welwyn club. She went on to make ten appearances for England U20, toured America with the squad and appropriately her former mentor is Maggie Alphonsi.
Her favourite player is Jonny Wilkinson, Twickenham Stadium is the ground she likes most and her best memory? Playing against and beating New Zealand.
Last updated: March 19, 2013