Maggie Alphonsi spent 15 years in the England Rugby Team, winning back to back 6 Nations and a World Cup. She is now the face of 6 nations rugby punditry.
Maggie Alphonsi is the face of international women’s rugby. Awarded an MBE in 2012, she is arguably one of the most well-known names in women’s team sports on the planet. Before announcing her international retirement in 2014, she represented her country an impressive 74 times, scored 28 tries, and helped England win a record-breaking seven consecutive Six Nations crowns. She was also a crucial member of the team that won the 2014 Rugby World Cup for the first time in 20 years and was part of the team that was crowned the BBC’s Sports Personality Team of the Year.
Through her England rugby career she has become a household rugby name but also a media professional, and since retiring she has commentated on live rugby matches for Sky Sports and the BBC. In 2015 she became the first ever former female player to commentate on men’s international rugby when she was signed up by ITV for the Rugby World Cup, and now she is working for ITV Sport on their RBS 6 Nations coverage.
Maggie is an excellent speaker and is well qualified to share her experiences of competitive sport on the world stage and how she has become a prominent figure in the challenging world of a male-dominated sport.