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Stafford's World Cup rugby star Natasha Hunt appears on TV's The One Show

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 19, 2014


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STAFFORD’S own World Cup rugby star Natasha Hunt is enjoying new-found fame after appearing on TV show The One Show.

Natasha, 24, a teacher at Stafford’s Sir Graham Balfour High School, was part of the victorious England women’s rugby team, which defeated Canada in Paris on Sunday.

The PE teacher played a vital role in the game before being substituted in the 77th minute.

Millions of TV viewers witnessed the number nine almost score the first try for her country when she made a quick break for the line after 20 minutes, but she was held up by the strong Canadian defence.

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England eventually ran out winners 21-9, the team's first tournament victory since 1994.

And last night she and some of her team mates were interviewed by presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker on BBC1 show The One Show.

The team mates said they were over the moon with their victory and were looking forward to heading home to celebrate with family and friends.

Natasha, who comes originally from Gloucestershire, played netball and golf to county level as a schoolgirl, but started playing rugby when she was 18. While playing for Malvern she was selected for the England under-20 women’s rugby team. Two years later she won her first full England cap.

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