Leanne Infante currently plays as a scrum half for the England women’s rugby union team and Saracens Women. She’s represented England in both Rugby Sevens and the 15-a-side version of the game.
Born on 18 July 1993, Leanne Infante started playing rugby at the age of 10. She trained at her school, Park Hill Primary, before moving to the Old Coventrians. Later, she played for the U18s teams at Worcester and Lichfield. Additionally, Infante is also a talented netball player and she previously represented Warwickshire.
In terms of her international career, Infante was signed to the England U20s squad in 2011. One year later, she debuted for the England Sevens side and won the 2012 Hong Kong Women’s Sevens tournament. By 2013, Infante had made her first appearance for the senior 15s team.
Fast forward four years and Leanne Infante was named to compete at the 2017 Rugby World Cup. The team finished the tournament in second place after losing in the final against New Zealand. However, despite enjoying success on the international stage, Infante had to wait until 2018 to score her first try.
Her shining moment came during England’s second game of the 2018 Women’s Six Nations. Infante scored one of the team’s eight tries against Wales and helped her side win the match 52-0. She received her full-time England contract one year later in 2019, when she also competed in the Super Series and won the Grand Slam.
In recent years, Leanne Infante was included in the England squad that competed at the 2021 Rugby World Cup. She also rejoined Saracens in 2022 – she originally signed for the club in 2013 before moving to Richmond in 2015. Infante’s club career highlights include winning the 2017 Premier 15s with Aylesford Bulls Ladies and signing to Harlequins Ladies in 2017, where she won the 2021 Premier 15s.
With more than 50 caps to date, we can’t wait to see what Leanne Infante does next.