Name
Sophie Hemming
Nationality
engEngland
INT'L XV CAPS
71
HEIGHT
1.7m
WEIGHT
83KG
Current Team
England Women
Past Teams
Bears
Leagues
Women's 6 Nations, Women's Rugby World Cup, WRWC FINAL, WRWC SF
Seasons
2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
Age
44

Sophie combines her England duties with a full-time job as a veterinarian at the Avenue Veterinary Centre in Staple Hill in Bristol.

Prop Sophie first played rugby at Bristol University. Before that, she and her sister were experts at rowing. “I was fed up of following in her footsteps so I wanted to try something different,” she said. She soon developed her rugby career to be good enough to be named as the Bristol Ladies captain.

Sophie played in the 2010 World Cup in England and has taken time off from work so she can train fully in preparation for her second World Cup.

She was a Grand Slam winner with England in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Sophie was named as the Bristol Ladies and the England Coaches’ Player of the Season in 2011. She has also won the RFU Linda Uttley Award, one which recognises the commitment and dedication of an individual.

If her work and rugby don’t fill enough of her time, Sophie also enjoys mountain biking, climbing and squash and is rather partial to Italian food – especially if it is over in Pontremoli where her boyfriend’s parents live.

Emily Ryall, one of her first coaches, has been a real inspiration and was the person who persuaded Sophie not to retire from the sport she loves after breaking a leg.

Last updated: July 1, 2014

Women's 6 Nations

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Women's Rugby World Cup

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WRWC FINAL

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WRWC SF

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Career Total

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2008-09000000000000
2009-10000000000000
2010-11000000000000
2011-12000000000000
2012-13000000000000
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2014-15000000000000
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Results

21 - 9
WRWC FINAL
Stade Jean-Bouin

England Women v Canada Women

7 - 40
WRWC SF
Stade Jean-Bouin

Ireland Women v England Women

0 - 63
Women's 6 Nations
Pittodrie Stadium

Scotland Women v England Women

18 - 6
Women's 6 Nations
Stade Des Alpes

France Women v England Women

25 - 0
Women's 6 Nations
Ashbourne Rugby Club

Ireland Women v England Women