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— Rochelle Clark MBE —

2014 Women's Rugby World Cup Winner

Breaking News: Saturday 19th Nov 2016 Rochelle Clark became the most-capped woman of all-time in international rugby with 116 caps, when she came on in the 55th minute of the Old Mutual Wealth Series match against New Zealand on Saturday.

Rochelle or ‘Rocky’ as she is known, is an English female rugby union player and plays as Loose-head Prop. She represented England at both the 2010 and 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup.

Rocky currently has 115 caps (as of 13th November 2016) she is the record cap holder for the England Women's Rugby team ahead of Amy Garnett who has 100 caps.

Rocky is available for motivational and after dinner speaking and events as well as rugby coaching and personal training.

About

Rocky achieved the distinction of being England’s most capped rugby player when overtaking Jason Leonard’s total with her 115th cap in the 12-10 win over Ireland at University College, Dublin on 13 November 2016. In the same match she also became the world’s joint highest women’s appearance maker with Scotland’s Donna Kennedy, who retired from the game six years ago. Rocky led out the team and marked the occasion with the first of England’s two tries, taking her to a career aggregate of 22.

Rocky was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to rugby.

Rocky, who already had a BA honours degree, has been awarded an honorary Master of Science degree at the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth (26 October 2016).

Rocky currently coaches Rugby in the Buckinghamshire area including prominent roles in Chesham Stags RFC, Bucks New University Rugby Squad and Chesham Grammar School, where she has coached the Senior Boys Under 18 Rugby squad for the past 4 years.

Key Stats

International Record

2003 C(R), USA 2004 C(1,2) 2005 W, F, I(R), Sp, S, SA, Sam, NZ 2006 W, S, F, I(R), RWC - USA, SA, F, NZ 2007 F, W, USA 2008 W, It, F, S, I, Sw(R), I, W, USA, C, C , I 2009 It, W, I, F, S, USA, F(R), SA(R), C 2010 W(R), It, I, S(R), F RWC - F, USA, A, NZ 2011 W, It, F, S, I, USA, C, C(R), F, NZ 2012 It, W(R), F(R), I(R), Sp, It(R), F, F(R), NZ (1,2R,3R) 2013 S(R), I, F, W(R), NZ(1,2R,3), C, SA(R), USA, C, F, C(R) 2014 F, I, W, It RWC - Sam, C, I, C 2015 W, It, I, S, F, USA(R), NZ, C, F, I 2016 S, It, I, W, F, C, F, USA(R), F(R), I, NZ (R)

1.7m

Height

86kg

Weight

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Timeline

  • 2016 Clark breaks women's cap record with 116 caps

    Saturday November 19th, 2016. Rochelle Clark comes on against New Zealand and becomes the most-capped woman of all-time in international rugby surpassing the record held by Scotland's Donna Kennedy. http://bit.ly/ClarkRR
  • 2016 Rochelle Clark: Record-breaking prop scores opening try as England beat Ireland

  • 2016Equals Jason Leonard’s record of 114 international caps

    November 9th, 2016 9.06pm. Womens' international between England and France at Twickenham. HISTORIC MOMENT as @RockyClark_1 comes off the bench to equal Jason Leonard’s 114 cap milestone. Game ends: ENGLAND 10-5 FRANCE
  • 2016 Awarded honorary science degree

    Rocky receives a master of science honorary degree at the University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth
  • 2015Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    Rocky was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to rugby
  • 20142014 World Cup Winner

    Scores a semi-final try against Ireland and is part of the Championship winning team playing as loose head prop.
  • 2010Earns 50th Cap

    Plays for England at the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup and earns her 50th Cap making her England's second most capped player

In the news

Here are some links to recent articles appearing in the National Press and Media. Follow the links to see the full articles.

(Please note: Copyright is with the respective authors, photographers, and media outlets.)

Video: England prop set to equal Jason Leonard's record

© England Rugby Published on Nov 9, 2016

England Rugby talk to Rocky Clark as she looks ahead to a milestone week in which she could equal Jason Leonard's record 114 caps for England..

Rochelle Clark on verge of history after being called up by England

© Guardian sport | Wednesday 26 October 2016 15.08 BST

  • Clark in 32-strong squad for women’s autumn internationals
  • Prop one cap short of Jason Leonard’s record of 114 for England

Rochelle Clark stands on the verge of becoming England’s most-capped player of either gender after being selected in the women’s squad for the autumn internationals.

[Link to The Guardian article https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/oct/26/rochelle-clark-verge-of-history-after-called-up-by-england-autumn-internationals-rugby-union-women]

Rochelle Clark: England forward set to equal Jason Leonard's record

© BBC Sport | 7th November 2016 | Rugby Union

Forward Rochelle Clark could equal Jason Leonard as the most-capped England rugby international after she was named on the bench for Wednesday's international against France.

[Link to BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37895379]

From cap record to coaching top men, Rochelle Clark aims to rewrite history

By © Daniel Schofield, Daily Telegraph 7 November 2016 • 9:41pm

In a career littered with landmarks, Rochelle Clark is poised to make yet more history on Wednesday night when she matches Jason Leonard as England’s most capped player in her 114th international appearance, but even at the grand old age of 35 the loosehead prop has no intention of slowing down. Later this autumn, she should pass both that milestone as well as Donna Kennedy’s women’s record of 115 caps.

[Link to Daily Telegraph article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2016/11/07/from-cap-record-to-coaching-top-men-rochelle-clark...]

Personal Trainer and Rugby Coach

Rocky, who is from High Wycombe, has a BA (Hons) degree in Sports Science & Coaching, has recently been awarded an honorary Master of Science degree, and is a Level 3 Rugby Coach. She mixes her rugby playing with her role as head coach of Chesham Stags and Bucks University and is also a personal trainer.

To enquire about rugby coaching sessions, specialist front row coaching, personal training or after dinner speaking please use the contact form below:

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