|Weight||63kg (9st 12lb)|
After playing on the wing, Natasha Hunt is enjoying a double switch following a move to scrum half and a geographical change to Lichfield for 2010-11 after two years with Bristol. Having also appeared for Malvern (2006-07) and Bath (2007-08), she added to her extensive playing experience, involving England U20, England A and England Sevens by making her initial Test appearances.
They came against the United States, South Africa and twice against Canada in the Nations Cup at Appleby College, Ontario in August 2011. In late November that year, she had the delight of helping England to beat the Black Ferns 10-0 at Twickenham after being used off the bench for La Toya Mason after 55 minutes. Three days later, she started the second Test that brought another rapturous triumph by 21-7 at Esher before exploiting a gap to score a try in the 8-8 draw in the final game of the series.
Natasha crossed the Scotland line when England made a triumphant start to the Six Nations Championship at Lasswade RFC in February 2012 and celebrated her tenth cap, on her switch to full back, with deft footwork that produced the first of Michaela Staniford’s two tries against Wales at Twickenham later that month.
She also started at full back in the subsequent victory over France before reverting to scrum half in the 23-6 triumph over Ireland at Esher. Natasha worked at King Edward’s School, Birmingham as a trainee PE teacher before taking up an appointment at Sir Graham Balfour School, Stafford last September.
Her favourite players are former England Women’s captain Sue Day and Susie Appleby. She said: “I’ve been lucky enough to play Sevens both with and against them.” Schalk Brits, the Saracens hooker and France scrum half Morgan Parra have also impressed her.
Last updated: February 05, 2013