Former England skipper Sue Day honoured with an MBE

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Former England Women skipper Sue Day has been honoured with an MBE for services to gender equality in sport.

Day made her England debut against Spain in 1997 and has played 59 times scoring 61 tries. She is also the top try scorer in World Cups with 19 touchdowns and also represented England in the Sevens format.

In 2013 the 47-year-old became the first female president of Wasps and is currently the Chief Operations and Financial Officer at the Rugby Football Union.

“I’m honoured to receive this award and also humbled as I am acutely aware that I am just one of a whole movement of people working incredibly hard to drive the progress of women’s sport and women’s rugby," said Day.

"The phenomenal progress made in the women’s game, and indeed the game as a whole is the result of lots of passionate players, coaches and volunteers and this award is recognition for them too.

"I look forward to a time when we can all come together to see a winning England Red Roses team play in front of a full capacity crowd at Twickenham Stadium."

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