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Maggie Alphonsi releases her Autobiography 'Winning the Fight'

Maggie Alphonsi is not only a national sporting icon, the face of international women’s rugby and star player of the England side that won the World Cup in 2014. She is also an inspirational and totemic figure who transcends sport.


The compelling story of her life makes her achievements even more extraordinary. Hers is an against- all- the-odds tale, from being born with a debilitating club foot condition, to literally battling it out on the tough council estates of North London, to becoming the best player in the world.


It is a book forged from the raw emotion, passion, and testimony of an iconic player, who rose to the elite of world sport when the world was seemingly stacked against her – she faced racism, sexism, and prejudice. It is a moving and revealing story of a woman who was not prepared to be defined by anyone but herself and gives the reader a unique insight into how she met her goals.


Winning the Fight is available to pre-order now here. The book is published on 31st August.




Maggie Alphonsi is arguably one of the most well-known names in women’s team sports. She represented her country 74 times and helped England win a record breaking seven consecutive Six Nations crowns and a World Cup. Through her England rugby career she has become a household name and media professional. She is the first ever female ex-player to commentate on men’s team sport and is now a regular rugby broadcaster and a national newspaper columnist. She is also an experienced public speaker, regularly delivering to a vast array of audiences, from large corporate businesses to schools where she inspires the next generation of leaders.


Gavin Mairs is the award-winning Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, where he has worked since 2009. He has covered rugby union for over 20 years, including every World Cup since 1999 and every British and Irish Lions tour since 2001.

Posted: 03.08.2023

Maggie Alphonsi releases her Autobiography 'Winning the Fight'
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