Scarborough's Zoe Aldcroft up for World Rugby Player of the Year award

Scarborough’s Zoe Aldcroft has been nominated for the World Rugby women’s award after a superb year for England’s Red Roses who have now won 17 games in a row.

By Andy Bloomfield
Thursday, 18th November 2021, 10:39 am
Zoe Aldcroft of England interacts with fans after the Women's Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stoop.
Zoe Aldcroft of England interacts with fans after the Women's Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stoop.

The Gloucester-Hartpury player is one of four nominees, with teammate Poppy Cleal and French duo Caroline Boujard and Laure Sansus also nominated.

Aldcroft has been rewarded for playing a crucial part in the Red Roses period of domination and eyeing World Cup glory next year and three years beyond that.

The 24-year-old played in the second row as England thrashed New Zealand 56-15 at Franklin’s Gardens and retained the No 4 jersey for the third and penultimate Autumn International, a 51-12 win against Canada at Twickenham Stoop, on Sunday.

You can vote for Zoe at https://www.world.rugby/tournaments/awards/fan-vote

Zoe Aldcroft of England wins a lineout during the Autumn International match between England Red Roses and New Zealand at Sandy Park on October 31, 2021 in Exeter, England