Scarborough's Zoe Aldcroft up for World Rugby Player of the Year award

Scarborough’s Zoe Aldcroft has been nominated for the World Rugby women’s award after a superb year for England’s Red Roses who have now won 17 games in a row.

Thursday, 18th November 2021, 10:39 am
Zoe Aldcroft of England interacts with fans after the Women's Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stoop.

The Gloucester-Hartpury player is one of four nominees, with teammate Poppy Cleal and French duo Caroline Boujard and Laure Sansus also nominated.

Aldcroft has been rewarded for playing a crucial part in the Red Roses period of domination and eyeing World Cup glory next year and three years beyond that.

The 24-year-old played in the second row as England thrashed New Zealand 56-15 at Franklin’s Gardens and retained the No 4 jersey for the third and penultimate Autumn International, a 51-12 win against Canada at Twickenham Stoop, on Sunday.

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Zoe Aldcroft of England wins a lineout during the Autumn International match between England Red Roses and New Zealand at Sandy Park on October 31, 2021 in Exeter, England