Zoe AldcroftZoe Aldcroft


Zoe Rosalind Aldcroft, born on November 19, 1996, in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, is an accomplished rugby union player who represents the England women’s national rugby union team. Standing at 1.82 meters tall and weighing 85 kilograms, Aldcroft plays as a lock. Her rugby journey began at a young age, and her dedication and talent have seen her rise to the top of women’s rugby, earning numerous accolades along the way.

Teams Played For and Years

  • Darlington Mowden Park Sharks (2015–2018)
  • Gloucester-Hartpury Women (2018–Present)

International Caps

  • England U20s (2015–2016)
  • England: 48 caps (2016–Present)

Key Moments in Her Rugby Career

  1. International Debut (2016): Aldcroft made her debut for England in a match against France, scoring the decisive try that secured the victory for her team.
  2. 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup: Selected to represent England in the prestigious tournament.
  3. Full-Time Contract (2019): Offered a full-time contract by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in January 2019.
  4. Return from Injury (2019): After missing the Women’s Six Nations Championships due to injury, she made a strong comeback in the 2019 Super Series in San Diego.
  5. 2020 Women’s Six Nations: Part of the victorious England team and named the Rugby Players’ Association Telegraph Women’s Sport England player of the year.
  6. Player of the Match (2021): Awarded Player of the Match in England’s Six Nations victory over France in April 2021.
  7. World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year (2021): Crowned the best player globally in 2021, marking a significant milestone in her career.
  8. England Captaincy: Named captain of the England team on her 25th birthday, leading the team to a resounding 89-0 victory over the USA.
  9. 2021 Rugby World Cup: Selected for the England squad in the delayed tournament held in New Zealand in 2022.

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