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Natasha Hunt

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Key Facts

SquadLichfield
PositionScrum half
Age25
Height1.65m (5'5")
Weight63kg (9st 12lb)
Caps24

Profile

Natasha “Mo” Hunt is not only a scrum half for England and Lichfield but is also a qualified PE teacher at Sir Graham Balfour School in Stafford (for those who don’t know, Sir Graham was a Victorian statistician and member of Florence Nightingale’s inner circle). She first worked as a trainee at King Edward’s School in Birmingham.

Natasha has never played in a 15-a-side World Cup – she watched the final of the 2010 tournament from the stands of the Stoop – but she did play in last summer's 2013 Sevens World Cup in Moscow.

Natasha initially began her rugby career as a full back, but a move from Bristol to Lichfield also saw her switch positions. She has also represented Malvern, Bath, England U20 and England A. The first time that she ran out at Twickenham in England colours was the best moment of her career to date.

It was her granddad we have to thank for getting her into the sport in the first place. She remembers: “He was really big on the sport and a very good player back in his day. He used to take me down to an old, sloping pitch and teach me how to kick and pass alongside my dad and sisters. My old PE teacher was the one who got me to Malvern ladies, however, so she also has to be one to thank.”

Natasha represented her county in netball, football, athletics and golf and also played regional netball before deciding to change to rugby. Her initial Test appearances came against the United States, South Africa and twice against Canada in the Nations Cup in Ontario in August 2011.

Away from rugby, Natasha has a love of baking.

Last updated: July 1, 2014

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