Jan 18, 2015
Alphonsi hails 'special' day
Saracens Women’s skipper Maggie Alphonsi described her side’s Premiership title win as ‘overwhelming’ after they beat Wasps Ladies 30-0 in what could be the England legends final game in the sport.
The north Londoner’s ran in six tries at Allianz Park against their Wasps counterparts to edge Richmond Ladies to win this season’s title.
Speaking after the game, Alphonsi said: “For us to win the league is absolutely overwhelming. I feel emotional. What I’ve achieved in my career is really special and I’m really pleased with how it’s ended.
“I’m going to enjoy the moment of winning the Premiership with my girls and it was a tough game against Wasps. To get a win like that was really special."
Capped 70 times for England Alphonsi, during a magnificent career that has included World Cup glory, the 31-year old is stepping away from rugby to focus on athletics and hopes to represent Great Britain in the shot put at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Speaking about her latest triumph, the inspirational flanker said: “There have been so many fantastic moments throughout my career but the biggest one has to be winning the World Cup last year.
“I’ve been very fortunate. I have won quite a few things as an individual and with the international team but for Saracens, the last time we won the Premiership was quite a while ago."
She added: “Last year we missed out by one point. To have that title winning trophy in our cabinet would be a great way to end this season and it would be great for the club.”