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Watching Friends helps me switch off, just sitting in front of the TV for a little bit. I try to go out with our dogs, Dido and Lucky, too, although Mum probably walks them
It’s generally beating myself down. I put a lot of pressure on myself and am trying not to do it so much, to come to terms with the fact we all make
mistakes games and finishing second from bottom. But with no relegation from the league for the first three years, they have time to develop without the pressure of dropping down.
In terms of key players, Georgie points to captain and fellow centre Ashleigh Neale as well as No 8 Sarah Beckett and prop Detysha Harper, who were both part of the victorious England U20 squad that toured Canada in August.
They may still be finding their feet at this level – a 38-5 defeat by defending champions Saracens in their opening league game demonstrates how far they need to go to compete at the top of the table – but Georgie believes they will
Getting my first win for Waterloo last season. It was my first season of big rugby and we beat Darlington Mowden Park (18-10). It was a massive
game for me make progress. She says: “All the teams are strong and last season we put the groundwork in to keep building.”
In terms of her rugby memories, Perris-Redding tells an amusing story of the day England won the 2003 World Cup. She and India were only six at the time and while she remembers little about the match itself, she vividly recalls how her mum jumped so high when Jonny Wilkinson slotted the winning drop-goal that she hit her head on the ceiling. Admittedly they had low ceilings but mum was clearly very excited.
Now it’s Georgie – and maybe next season India – who are hitting new heights on the rugby pitch.
England will play three autumn Internationals at three venues – USA (9 Nov, Allianz Park), Canada (18 Nov, Castle Park, Doncaster) and Ireland (24 Nov, Twickenham). Ireland also host the USA at Donnybrook on 18 Nov.
World champs New Zealand (below), who beat Australia back-to-back in August, play the USA in Chicago (3 Nov) before two Tests in France – 9 Nov, Toulon, and 17 Nov, Grenoble.
Scotland play two Tests – Italy (4 Nov, Calvisano) and Canada (27 Nov, Scotstoun) – and have their own shirt sponsor for the first time, SP Energy Networks.
The RFU is looking to recruit 400 new female coaches and 400 female match officials over the next three years at its Inner Warrior camps. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org