Vickii Cornborough is currently a loosehead prop for Harlequins Women and the England women’s national team. She made her first appearance for England in 2015 and signed her full-time contract in 2019.
Born on 3 March 1990 in Portsmouth, Cornborough began playing rugby at the age of five and learnt the game alongside her siblings at Portsmouth RFC. She trained at a variety of clubs during her childhood – including Havant, Solent Sirens and Petersfield – before completing a degree in psychology at the University of Reading.
Vickii Cornborough’s club career began in 2008 when she joined Richmond FC. She stayed with the club until 2016 before spending one year at Aylesford Bulls and subsequently transferring to Harlequins in 2017.
On a national level, Cornborough’s England career started with the U19s team. She then progressed to the U20s and won the Nations Cup in 2009. Fast forward six years and Cornborough made her international debut with the senior England squad, playing in nine of the team’s 10 tests.
She quickly established her name in English rugby and played every match during the 2017 Rugby World Cup. Cornborough’s consistency continued in 2018, when she appeared in every Six Nations match and won three Quilter Internationals.
She signed her full time contract one year later and won the Grand Slam at the 2019 Women’s Six Nations. As a player who’s consistently included in the England line-up, Cornborough then earned her 50th cap during the 2020 Six Nations.
On top of all this, Vickii Cornborough also uses her voice to support her teammates and promote women’s rugby. In fact, she was elected to the Rugby Players Association (RPA) in 2017 and she’s now the first female vice-chair.
With a strong track record and a huge number of caps under her belt, we’re looking forward to finding out how far Vickii Cornborough can go.