Maggie named as Women's 6 Nations Ambassador
Six Nations is proud to announce that seven-time Women’s Six Nations champion, six-time Grand Slam winner, World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee and now respected rugby pundit Maggie Alphonsi will be part of the Women’s Six Nations team as an ambassador for this year’s Championship.
With 28 tries in 74 England appearances and a record-breaking seven consecutive Women’s Six Nations titles from 2006 to 2012 – not to mention a World Cup crown in 2014 – Alphonsi’s knowledge of the game is unparalleled.
Since retiring in 2015, she has gone on to become a leading rugby pundit on TV and in newspapers and will be bringing her insight to this year’s Women’s Championship.
Every week Maggie will engage with fans through Instagram Live Q&As ahead of each round, provide expert analysis and discuss the key talking points from the weekend, select her Team of the Week and also compile a Team of the Championship once all is said and done.
And ahead of what promises to be a unique Championship, Alphonsi is excited to be part of the team.
"It means the world to me to be an ambassador for the Women’s Six Nations and I can’t wait for the action to start," she said.
"We haven’t seen international women’s rugby since last year so for it to come back with a vengeance now is really important.
"It will be great to see women’s rugby thrive and get the shop window it deserves.
"The Six Nations is such a special Championship and you feel the passion and significance in every game you play.
"Whichever team goes on to win this year’s Six Nations will remember it for a lifetime."