One of England’s most successful women rugby players, Catherine Paynter (nee Spencer), won six RBS Six Nations titles, captained the team for three seasons and led them to a narrow defeat in the 2010 World Cup final. She significantly raised the profile of women’s rugby through her leadership and now continues to inspire girls and women through her own company Inspiring Women. She is patron of global charity Tag Rugby Trust, and loyal to her Kent roots, as an ambassador of both Shepway Sports Trust and KM Charity team. Catherine is also a regular rugby commentator and pundit and author of the book, Mud, Maul, Mascara.
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Updated 22:07 - 12 Sep 2018 by Alex Ruddock