Ruck On S2E3 - Poppy Cleall
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February 16, 2018
Kim Donaldson catches up with England & Saracens Lock Poppy Cleall to hear how England’s Red Roses are finding their form in the current Six Nations Tournament having beaten Italy 42-7 in Round 1, and then this past weekend Wales, by another convincing margin of 52-0. Poppy explains that the team is not only strong in the front row but credits the coaching as well as the foundation for women’s rugby in England. Having started playing at the age of six, Poppy won her first cap for England against Scotland in 2017 and will be heading to Glasgow later this month to play them again. She explains how the grassroots of the game in England is providing the best opportunities that young girls can have to come into the sport and a sound foundation for England’s county teams. When she’s not playing rugby Poppy is a Prison Officer at HM Prison Ashfield, an adult male sex offenders prison near Bristol. For show notes and related links for this episode click HERE. For more conversations from the world of women’s sport…