Connie at the Double for England

Date: 13 March 2023

Last month we brought you the news that Connie Clarke had been selected in the England Under 18 Women’s squad for the bicentennial anniversary game with Wales at Rugby School.

Sunday 5th March saw Connie line up on the left wing for England and score not one but two tries on her International 15s debut. Already an England U18s sevens international this was an amazing performance from a star of the future who we are proud to have as a Preston Grasshopper.

We’ve clipped Connie’s 2 tries for you below.

Hoppers Girls Head Coach Steve Tiernan who atteneded the game said “Connie just keeps delivering and what an honour to see her play in the RFUs Bicentennial game on the fields that Webb Ellis first picked up that ball and ran with it. Connie certainly did that day and bagged two great tries!  It was a proud day for everyone especially her family and friends and it was a great honour to be part of that on Sunday. We even pulled on a couple of England shirts and cheered loudly too, why wouldn’t we! Cant wait to see her in April’s Six Nations tournament although I do hope she takes it easy on Ireland!”

Assistant Girls Coach Richie Sands added “She was awesome, just awesome!” ,we quite agree!

A selection of pictures from the day can be viewed below.

Well done Connie from everyone at Preston Grasshoppers!


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