Rachael Burford

HEAD OF WOMEN'S RUGBY

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Rachael Burford

HEAD OF WOMEN'S RUGBY

Rachael joins the RPA alongside her role with International Rugby Players, where she serves as the Head of Women’s Rugby. The former Harlequins centre retired from the sport at the end of the season, concluding a glittering career with over 80 England caps, multiple Six Nations titles, a World Cup victory in 2014, and a Premier 15’s title with Quins in 2021.

Off the field, Rachael has been a trailblazer for women’s rugby, serving on World Rugby’s Rugby Committees across all areas of the game and becoming the first women’s player on the RPA Players’ Board in 2015. She was appointed as Head of Women’s Rugby for the International Rugby Players in March 2021