Apr 26, 2019
Gulliver calls time on illustrious career
Saracens Women scrum-half Georgie Gulliver has called time on her rugby career.
The former England international has had an illustrious career that has seen her capped 37 times for her country and play at the top level of women’s club rugby in England for over a decade.
She started playing rugby at Avon RFC while growing up in Bath, where there were lots of opportunities for girls. She went to Oldfield Rugby Academy to study for her A Levels alongside rugby sessions coached by Susie Appleby.
She then went on to study Sports Science at Plymouth Marjon University on a full rugby scholarship. Georgie met her husband, Ben Gulliver, who was playing for Plymouth Albion at the time.
She joined Saracens for the 2014/15 season from Lichfield Ladies and helped her new club to a RFU Women’s Premiership and Cup double in her first season.
She was also an integral part of Saracens Women’s title win in the inaugural Tyrrells Premier 15s, starting in last year’s final against Harlequins Ladies.
Georgie has continued to contribute massively to the team, playing a key role in Sarries’ run to this year’s final against Quins.
Head Coach Alex Austerberry praised Georgie’s contribution to the club ahead of tomorrow’s TP15s final at Franklin's Gardens: “GG has made a great contribution to the club during her time at Saracens. Her impact on the wider game has been significant and being capped over 30 times as a Red Rose illustrates the quality she has as a player.
“The composure and competitiveness that GG brings to every game, session and social occasion really underlines her desire to be the best. It is all the more remarkable to have that level of commitment to rugby alongside a full-time career in the NHS.
“She has been a real servant to the club and someone that has been a driving force on and off the field. Her playing days may be coming to an end but I have no doubt that she will continue to give to the game and support the development of future Saracens players and Red Roses.”