The Daily Telegraph - Business : 2020-09-18

Sport Rugby Union : 21 : 13

Sport Rugby Union

13 The Daily Telegraph Friday 18 September 2020 *** Sport Rugby Union Interview Late starter: Shaunagh Brown played her first game of XVs only five years ago ‘If I was selected as I’m mixed race – I am fine with that’ By Fiona Tomas With one year to go to the World Cup, Shaunagh Brown hopes switching from athletics pays off with an England place S haunagh Brown took centre stage at the England kit launch this month, confirmati­on of the impact the prop is having in rugby following her meteoric rise. Five years ago, Brown was a hammer thrower, training at the same track as sprint sensation Dina Asher-Smith; now she is a regular on the pitch and playing an equally important role off it in amplifying the message of racial diversity in a predominan­tly white sport.

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