The Game Changers

Sarah Hunter: What's the future for professional women's rugby

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Episode notes

Sarah Hunter is a rugby legend. The world's most capped female rugby player and most capped England player (male or female) Sarah capatains England into a World Cup Final this weekend. A World Cup winner in 2014, Sarah has played in four World Cup Finals, and captained England to Six Nations Grand Slam wins and a record breaking run of over 30 consecutive wins.

Sarah took over the England captaincy in 2015 and in 2016 was name England’s Player of the Year by the Rugby Players’ Association and World Rugby’s Player of the Year and awarded an MBE for her Services to Rugby. Along with discussing how she's managed to keep playing and winning for so many years (Sarah is now 37), we explore why rugby is such a powerful sport for challenging traditional societal perceptions of femininity and how the women's game is leading the growth of the sport globally. 

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Produced by Sam Walker, What Goes On Media

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