Beth Stafford

Women’s Game in Focus: Sale Sharks captain Beth Stafford

When Beth Stafford’s club, Firwood Waterloo, failed to re-tender in the Premier 15s last April she questioned whether she wanted to keep playing rugby at all.
But then the 26-year-old was contacted by Sale Sharks and it was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down.
“It was a difficult one,” the No.8 said. “It was the decision did I still want to do this once Waterloo was gone?
Naturally I was just investigating Sale because that was a really big thing for me.
“They were a massive club when I was younger and I would often do warm-ups with my girls’ team in Sale Sharks men’s matches. So when I...

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