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Megan Goddard

MeganGoddard

Key Facts

SquadWorcester
PositionCentre
Age20
Height1.7m (5'7")
Weight66kg (10st 5lb)
Caps2

Profile

Worcester’s 19 year-old inside centre, Megan is the latest up and coming player to have come through the AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) programme at Hartpury College where England’s Danielle Waterman plays a pivotal role. It was at the same college where the Cheltenham-born youngster earned a BTEC National Diploma in Sporting Excellence (Rugby) Distinction. She is certainly gaining the necessary qualifications to move to the very top of her sport. In 2013 she was named as the captain of the England under-20s side.

Megan has come a long way since the days of playing tag rugby at Churchdown Village Junior School when she was just five years old. After playing for Hucclecote under-15s when she was only 11, she moved on to the Gloucester Reds before representing Gloucestershire County at under-18 level in the South West division. Megan then had a brief spell at Cardiff Quins before being called up to play Premiership rugby for her current club, Worcester. She has already collected awards for her performance such as the Player of Divisional Tournament in 2011 representing the South West as well as being named the Hartpury Player of the Year in 2012.

Although still early in her career, Megan remembers with understandable fondness her first cap in 2013 against Canada in the Nations Cup. “I got the first points of the tournament by converting a penalty. It was just an overall amazing experience,” she said.

Currently in her 2nd year of a BSc Strength and Conditioning course at the University of Gloucestershire, Megan spends her spare time consumed with rugby. She coaches a local girls’ team and dreams one day of being in the RAF. Her rugby hero is Brian O’Driscoll, “a great role model and one who is exciting to watch.”

Last updated: October 21, 2013

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