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Katherine Merchant


Key Facts

Height1.73m (5'8")
Weight72kg (11st 4lb)


Kat has a quite remarkable record of try-scoring for her country, going over the line 41 times in 50 Test appearances. Blink and you may miss her.

Kat has represented Worcester for more than a decade now proving that, at times, she does stay still even if that is never the case once she has a rugby ball in her hands. She started with Worcester in the under-16 team before moving through to caps at England under-19s, A team and Sevens level. 

Kat has captained Worcester, West Midlands and the national U19 side and also coached at Wasps, having previously worked as a personal trainer in Birmingham. She is now an office administrator for ALP in Amersham. She had attended Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham, Oldfield Academy in Bath, Bredon Hill Middle School and the University of Birmingham where she gained a degree in Sport & Exercise Science, not the only member of the current England crop with such a qualification.

Outside the game, she enjoys playing the bass guitar, something you need quick fingers to master. It seems that her life is all about speed which means that I have to quickly reach the end of this sentence before she has overtaken me and scored yet another try for her country. 

Last updated:  March 18, 2014

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