Jess has had mixed fortunes so far this season as she badly damaged a finger in November leaving her unable to play for several months. However, she is now back playing again and has been fast making up for lost time!
On the international front, Jess played for England U18s against Scotland U18s at Preston Grasshoppers ground on March 3rd, helping seal an impressive 59-5 win over their rivals.
Jess is hoping to be selected for further England U18s duties this summer as last years successful Home Nations 7s tournament is likely to be repeated.
On March 23rd Jess made her debut for the Tyrell’s Premierships women’s rugby side, Gloucester Hartpury, in their match against Wasps and then went on to play for them again a couple of weeks later at The Stoop against Harlequins.
The Rugby 7s season is also building momentum and Jess helped Hartpury College regain the Rosslyn Park 7s title on March 29th and she has also been selected by the College to play in the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament in Japan at then end of April. This tournament brings together teams from around the globe to compete against the top Japanese teams. This year there will be 8 girls teams taking part, from England (Hartpury), Canada, New Zealand and Russia, plus four from Japan.