England hooker Clara Nielson no longer feels like the odd one out.
The Bristol Bears captain “vividly remembers” being the only girl to play rugby among her classmates at school – but believes such experiences are becoming rarer due to the progress made within the sport since her early days.
“There are so many more girls playing now, especially at a younger level,” Nielson said. “When I went to university, I was one of the only ones who had played before. So many people take it up quite late.
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