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Emily Beth Scarratt, MBE, born on February 8, 1990, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, is an illustrious rugby union player. Standing at 181 cm (5 ft 11¼ in) and weighing 77 kg (170 lb), she has made an indelible mark in the world of rugby. Scarratt pursued her early education at Bosworth Academy and later attended Leeds Metropolitan University. Aside from her sporting achievements, she is also a qualified teacher.

Club Career

  • Leicester Forest: Early career
  • Lichfield (2007–2017)
  • Loughborough Lightning (2018–Present)

International Career

Emily Scarratt has had an extraordinary international career, representing England since 2008. With 111 caps and 749 points, she has established herself as a critical player for the national team. Her versatility allows her to excel in both the centre and fullback positions. Here are some highlights:

  • 2008: Debut for England, scoring 12 tries in 12 games.
  • 2009: Joint top try scorer in the Women’s Six Nations Championship.
  • 2014: Top points scorer in the Rugby World Cup, scoring 16 points in the final to help England clinch the title.
  • 2016: Captained Team GB in Rugby 7s at the Rio Olympics.
  • 2018: Represented England in the Commonwealth Games and the Rugby World Cup Sevens.
  • 2019: Instrumental in England’s Grand Slam victories in the Women’s Six Nations Championships.
  • 2020: Became the highest ever England rugby points scorer and named Player of the Championship.
  • 2021: Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

National Sevens Teams

  • England (2015–2018)
  • Great Britain (2016)


  • Commonwealth Games: Bronze medal in 2018
  • World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year (2019)
  • Rugby Union World Player of the Year (Women’s) (2019)

Personal Life

Emily Scarratt was deeply involved in sports from a young age, excelling in hockey, rounders, and basketball. She turned down a US Basketball Scholarship at 16 to focus on rugby. Before becoming a full-time professional rugby player, she served as a PE assistant at King Edward’s School Birmingham, following the path of fellow England rugby international Natasha Hunt.

Significant Moments

  • 2009: Leading England to victory in the Women’s Six Nations Championship.
  • 2014: Dominating the Rugby World Cup with top points and a crucial performance in the final.
  • 2016: Leading Team GB in the Rio Olympics Rugby 7s.
  • 2019–2020: Playing a pivotal role in England’s Grand Slam wins and setting a new record for points scored for England.

Emily Scarratt’s career is a testament to her talent, dedication, and impact on women’s rugby, making her a role model for aspiring athletes worldwide.

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